President’s Gay Marriage Stance Hurts in First Poll

I think that by November, the effects will be diminished, but a new Gallup poll shows that President Obama’s support of gay marriage is hurting him.

26% said it would make them less likely to vote for him, while only 13% said it would make them more likely to do so.

The President needs Independents to win, and 23% of them said they were less likely to vote for him.

On long car trips, kids get impatient and keep asking, “Are we there yet?”  On gay marriage, I would say we’re not there yet, and what would be fine in 2016 could help bring us President Romney in 2012.

 

Obama Hurts Himself in Swing States

Politico* is saying that President Obama’s support of gay marriage will hurt him in seven important states:  North Carolina, Iowa, Missouri, Nevada, Florida, Colorado, and Ohio.

I would add Virginia and Pennsylvania.

A change in a small number of votes in each swing state could translate into a big change in total electoral votes.

*  “Obama’s seven states of gay marriage grief,” Charles Mahtesian.