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May 08, 2012


Is Obama's Stance on Gay Marriage About Suburban Voters?

First Read suggests President Obama's "evolving" position on same sex marriage may be about appeasing suburban voters.

"Among suburban voters, a key electoral group, it was just a narrow plurality in favor, 45%/43%, in March. Granted, that's a 19-point shift from 37% favor, 54% opposed. But it's also a group Obama won in 2008 (50%-48%), which in the same March poll said it preferred Romney (49%-43%). And that's despite Obama leading overall in the poll (51%-44%)..."

"In other words, Obama's coalition of Democrats, black voters, women, Hispanics and urban voters are all intact -- and in favor of gay marriage. But swing voters, especially suburban voters are still split -- as is Obama, apparently."












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