- September 30, 2013
Post submited by Dan Rafter, Former HRC Associate Director of Communications
A new poll from prominent Republican pollster Alex Lundry shows that a supermajority of Americans – 68 percent – support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), while 56 percent of Republicans also back the legislation.
Lundry conducted the survey for the Americans for Workplace Opportunity campaign and Project Right Side. HRC is a leading member of the campaign, which is working to pass ENDA through the U.S. Senate this fall.
Lundry also utilized a new modeling technique to estimate support for ENDA in every state. The models show support at well over 50 percent in every state. State-by-state projections are available at www.workplaceopportunity.org/states.
“ENDA is common-sense legislation that rings true with the overwhelming majority of voters, including Republicans,” said Target Point Consulting’s Lundry, one of the country's leading experts on voter analytics who has worked for several Republican presidential candidates and Fortune 10 companies. “The American people believe in the values of hard work and the Golden Rule – these are the reasons why support for ENDA is off the charts."
Republicans aren’t the only ones who back ENDA – more than 100 Fortune 500s and other businesses, big and small, support ENDA through HRC’s Business Coalition for Workplace Fairness. Religious leaders of varying faith traditions are speaking up in favor of ENDA as well.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has said he’d like to bring ENDA to the floor. This past summer, the bill passed out of a crucial Senate committee with support from three Republican senators – Mark Kirk (Ill.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and Orrin Hatch (Utah).
Politicolooked at the polling in a piece out this morning.