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On Vox: No Fucking Way

Via Timmy and cbs5.com:

CBS 5 Poll: Young Voters Lead Prop 8 Support Shift

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5) ― A new CBS 5 poll finds that California's Proposition 8 has picked up support in the wake of a television ad campaign that features footage of San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom proclaiming same-sex marriage is here to stay "whether you like it or not."

The poll conducted for CBS 5 by SurveyUSA indicates that support for the measure to ban gay marriage has grown among voters in the state over an eleven day period — most especially among young voters.

According to the poll, likely California voters overall now favor passage of Proposition 8 by a five-point margin, 47 percent to 42 percent. Ironically, a CBS 5 poll eleven days prior found a five-point margin in favor of the measure's opponents.

The only demographic group to significantly change their views during this period were younger voters — considered the hardest to poll and the most unpredictable voters — who now support the measure after previously opposing it.


Not surprisingly, support for a gay marriage ban was strongest among those who considered themselves conservatives and identified themselves as regular churchgoers. Opposition was strongest amongst liberals and those who are less religious.

This is unfuckingbelievable. It's 2008 for crying out loud. THIS IS CALIFORNIA.

First of all, if you're conservative, a regular churchgoer, AND opposed to gay marriage, what on earth are you doing in California in the first place? You guys get Utah, and all the southern states. Those are yours. We don't go live there, and you shouldn't be living here. How would you like it if we all moved to Arkansas and voted for a minimum I.Q. or number of chromosomes required before you can procreate? Wouldn't sit well, would it?

Second, if this thing passes, we should pull this state apart. Burn the motherfucker down, Pookie. If the last bastion of common fucking sense and progressive politics in this fucking country can't allow gay marriage for more than a few months, than what good is it? I'm not here because I like smog and snotty Botox bitches who are addicted to nine dollar cups of coffee. I'm here because most of the other states make me so mad that I want to throw up constantly. You really can't get much done when you're in a constant state of vomit.

Don't be such a bunch of assholes, California.

Originally posted on pop.vox.com


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Oct. 7th, 2008 04:23 pm (UTC)
i couldn't believe it when i heard about this.

their rights have been violated by saying Party A and Party B? i don't think there's anything in the Constitution about the right to mark boxes that are labeled "Bride" and "Groom."

and this part: "Without a state licence, Bird has been unable to use Codding's medical benefits or change her name." you'd think that the experience might make them more sensitive to what same-sex couples go through in almost every state. geesh.
Oct. 7th, 2008 05:29 pm (UTC)
wtf hell no
Oct. 7th, 2008 05:51 pm (UTC)
i don't think it's necessarily bias, as SUSA has been pretty reliable in national polling, but their past polling on this proposition has definitely shown it to be closer than any of the other firms. everyone else had it at 54-55% against a few weeks ago, so keep an eye out for the next Field poll to get a comparison.

does anyone honestly believe that young voters are more likely to support a gay marriage ban?
Oct. 8th, 2008 05:43 am (UTC)
Man, plus, the last time young voters ever made a difference was... ? I mean, that story is definitely depressing, but it will be trumped by the OTHER depressing fact about young voters in that, for all the noise they make, instead of voting on election day, they'll all stay home and... I don't know, buy more Apple products, or something.
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