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New Poll Finds Widespread Republican and Evangelical Support for Prop. 8

“Proposition 8…drew its strongest support from evangelical Christians and Republicans, according to a post-election survey released today by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC). Majorities of Latinos, voters without a college degree, and those age 55 and older also backed the measure, which passed by a 4–point margin (52% yes, 48% no)… Three in four Republicans (77%) voted yes, two in three Democrats (65%) voted no, and independents were more closely divided (52% yes, 48% no)…While most voters (65%) consider the outcome of Proposition 8 to be very important, the measure’s supporters (74%) are far more likely than those who voted no (59%) to view the outcome as very important.” [PPIC]

By:           Japhy Grant
On:           Dec 5, 2008
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  • 5 Comments
    • tallskin
      tallskin

      This is all rather irreIevant, don’t you think?

      I think you should be questioning a “democratic” system that can allow the rights of a minority to be put up for majority approval.

      Because as things stand what is to stop the right wing and the religiously afflicted doing the same over some other issue in a year or ten year’s time?

      Dec 5, 2008 at 9:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Anarchos
      Anarchos

      “[V]oters without a college degree”

      Well, is there not a statistic that shows as education goes down religious views increase? Meaning evangelicals and other fundamentalists are probably some of the least educated people.

      Dec 5, 2008 at 9:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jim
      Jim

      well, DUH, PPIC, this is supposed to be in some way surprising? sheesh.

      Dec 5, 2008 at 11:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gregoire
      Gregoire

      New Poll Finds That Most Fish Live In Water

      Dec 5, 2008 at 12:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • John Smith
      John Smith

      Gee. A majority of California voters are Republicans and/or Evangelicals? Huh?

      Dec 5, 2008 at 9:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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