Obama's Gay Marriage Stand: 60% Don't Care
40% say they'll change their vote over gay nuptials
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted May 12, 2012 4:09 PM CDT
President Barack Obama speaks to the media as he walks from Marine One to the White House, Friday, May 11, 2012, in Washington, as he returns from Nevada.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

(Newser) – President Obama's stand in favor of gay marriage is no game-changer for six out of ten US voters, a new Gallup poll says. For those who may change their vote over it, 26% are less likely to vote for Obama, and 13% more likely. The numbers among all-important independents echo the national results, with 23% less likely and 11% more likely to vote for Obama now.

Numbers among Democrats and Republicans break down more predictably, with 24% of Democrats more likely to vote for him, compared to 2% of Republicans. One in 10 Democrats are less likely, compared to 52% of Republicans. All told, if the poll is still accurate on November 4—a big if—Obama will lose more Democratic and independent support than he'll gain among independents and Republicans. The poll surveyed 1,013 adults across the US.

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May 14, 2012 7:23 AM CDT
So Rupert Murdoch owns the Gallup Poll... good grief.... when is that old monster going to die of an overload of evil bile?
May 13, 2012 9:53 PM CDT
Sometimes, standing up for the civil rights of everyone means you'll lose the support of the least tolerant among us. I personally think that doing the right thing is more important than public acclaim. Apparently our President thinks the same thing.
May 13, 2012 1:21 PM CDT
Yeah, but the 26% who were less likely to vote for him weren't going to vote for him anyway. That's the Tea Bagger coalition that STILL thinks Saddam had WMD and Obama is a Muslim Kenyan.