In the wake of the antigay ads launching in California, a new poll shows a shift that gives an edge to those supporting the ban on gay marriage. The shift is apparently among young voters.
This is bad news. We thought the polls would tighten but overall they were going in our direction. But the manipulative, emotional pleas of antigay zealots obviously has an effect:
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.
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