By the Numbers: Iowa, DC & “Values Voters”
September 21, 2009
A bunch of poll-related posts came over the transom today so here's a compilation of a few interesting tidbits:
- The Des Moines Register reports that according to a new poll 92 percent of Iowans “say gay marriage has brought no real change to their lives.” Factor in the LGBT people from whom marriage equality has meant a great deal to their lives and I'd say the Hawkeye State is doing pretty well for itself (via Think Progress).
- This past weekend the Family Research Council and others hosted their annual "Values Voters Summit" where a bunch of far-right activists get together and talk about "values" like denying families equal rights. Along with their presidential straw poll, FRC asked attendees their number one issue and opposition to marriage equality came in third at seven percent (behind abortion and protecting religious liberty). Too bad FRC shows no signs of easing their crusade to keep LGBT people second-class citizens (via FiveThirtyEight).
- Finally, Washington Post Metro Columnist Robert McCartney takes a look at marriage equality polling in the District and although opponents often try to divide the city along racial lines on the issue, the reality of opinions is much more complex.
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