Do a majority of Americans really support same-sex marriage? “Maybe not,” the Washington Post admits.
For years, headlines have screamed that society is open to redefining marriage. But every time the theory is put to the test at the ballot box, it’s proven wrong.
Thirty-two times, voters have gone to the polls in some of the most liberal states in America and rejected same-sex marriage. Most recently in North Carolina, a constitutional amendment won by 22 points.
Now that President Obama has literally made a federal case out of marriage, the reaction is even more severe.
Although the polling has been manipulated for years, even some media elites are conceding that the support for same-sex marriage just isn’t there. Yesterday’s CBS/New York Times survey showed that only 38% of Americans agree with the President’s position. An ABC News/Washington Post poll backed up the trend, pointing out that 47% responded unfavorably and 46% responded favorably. According to the Post, those numbers include ” a 10-point tilt toward ‘strongly’ negative (38%) rather than strongly positive (28%) views.” Independent voters were especially opposed, with most leaning toward a strongly negative reaction.
Republicans should be tripping over themselves to champion traditional marriage. Instead, they’re racing to change the subject on an issue that won an average of 67% of the vote in a supermajority of states.
Ignoring marriage isn’t just spineless–it’s politically naive. Americans care about the economy and marriage. Surely, the GOP has enough time to fight for both.
***Ed Randazzo, is a nationally syndicated author. He has been a conservative activist and consultant for over 30 years and is currently the Chief News Editor of Life and Liberty Media***