Latest results on marriage amendment polling. Slightly higher numbers for amendment than last several polls. Biggest shift was in unaffiliated voters. They went from a +11% support in January to a +24% in February. Leading the way Una. women went from a +13% in support to a +27% support. Una. men “only” moved 11% more in support. Cross Tabs Here.Black voters continue to be strongly in favor of the Marriage Amendment.
The small minority of opponents sounds loud because the editors and news producers at TV stations oppose the Marriage Amendments and most reporters who write on it oppose the Marriage Amendment. Exhibit A is this story from the Raleigh N&O.
This article and others have even go as far as to say: “…North Carolina is looking to catch a wave that crested eight years ago….” They are doing a selective reading of history, conveniently neglecting California Proposition 8 that passed in 2008 (52.24%) and Amendments in Arizona(56.20%) and Florida (61.92%). They also are leaving out the far right state of Minnesota which has a Marriage Amendment on the ballot in November 2012.
Another interesting polling tidbit was when voters were informed about the Guilford County Register of Deeds lawsuit against the current Marriage Law, a full fifth of those who said they would VOTE AGAINST the Marriage Amendment said they were more likely to vote for the Marriage Amendment.