Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Some Better News

With the theocrats whipping themselves into a frenzy we face a major fight to stop their anti-marriage amendment this November. Luckily we got some good news recently, a new Field Poll shows us winning 51 to 42 percent. The best part of it is that there is a generation gap that works in our favor;

Reflecting stark differences in generational attitudes, 68 percent of voters between 18 and 29 years old said they favored allowing same-sex couples to marry. Fifty-eight percent of voters 30 to 39 and 51 percent of voters 40-49 favored gay marriage. That compared with 47 percent of voters 50-64 and 36 percent of those over 65 who supported the idea.

While this is very good news for the future it does emphasize how important the get out the vote drive is. A high turnout and we win, a low turnout and the fucking theocrats win. Volunteer at Equality for All now, it’s going to be a tough fight but we can win.

1 comment:

Christopher said...

Look at the over-65 voters: 36 percent of them favor same-sex marriage. That's better than a third. I know that's not great, not even close to a majority of the voters in that group, but it seems pretty high for such a traditionally socially conservative group. Still, I know this means more younger voters will have to get out.