May 14, 2012


Most Think Obama Decision on Gay Marriage was Political

A new New York Times/CBS News poll finds 67% of Americans suspect that President Obama was motivated by politics, not policy, when he declared his support for same-sex marriage, while 24% said it was "mostly because he thinks it is right."

"The results reinforce the concerns of White House aides and Democratic strategists who worried that the sequence of events leading up to the announcement made it look calculated rather than principled."

In a head-to-head general election match up, Mitt Romney now leads Obama 46% to 43%. The two men were tied in a similar poll last month and Romney has a similar lead in the polling composite.










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