Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Iowa: 58% of GOP Caucus Goers Support Gay Marriage or Civil Unions

You heard me correctly.  The New York Times did a poll of likely Republican caucus goers in Iowa on a variety of topics and this is what they came up with when it came to marriage equality:

For those who can't read the fine print, respondents were asked: Which comes closets to your view? Gay couples should be allowed to legally marry OR gay couples should be allowed to form civil unions but not legally marry OR there should be no legal recognition of a gay couple's relationship?  22% of GOP caucus goers supported marriage equality, 36% of them supported civil unions, 38% of them supported no legal recognition, and 3% didn't know.  That means 58% of Republican caucus-goers in Iowa (some of the most right-leaning Republican voters in the state) support some form of legal recognition of gay families.  That's most of them.

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