From Gallup: A majority of Americans, 60%, say President Barack Obama’s newly
announced support for same-sex marriage will make no difference to their
vote. Twice as many say it will make them less likely to vote for Obama
as say more likely, though roughly half of the “less likely” group are
Republicans who probably would not support Obama anyway.
• 13% say the President’s support for marriage equality makes them more likely to vote for him
• 26% say the President’s support for marriage equality makes them less likely to vote for him
• 60% say he President’s support for marriage equality makes no difference in how they plan to vote
The results are based on a May 10 USA Today/Gallup poll
conducted in response to Obama’s May 9 announcement that he supports
legalizing gay marriage. Obama is the first president to publicly
support gay marriage while in office.