Kim Davis’ 15 minutes of infamy seem to be winding down rather quickly. Last week, she was the talk of the nation, rubbing elbows with the likes of Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz. This week, she’s last week’s news with last decade’s hairstyle.
While Davis spent her first day back at work yesterday pouting behind the blinds in her office with an armed security guard standing watch, the Washington Post and ABC went around asking people how they felt about the Notorious K.I.M. and her antigay antics.
Pollsters spoke to approximately 1,000 registered American voters. They found that three out of four respondents (74 percent) believed treating everyone equally under the law is more important than the personal religious beliefs of some random woman from Kentucky. That figure included 80 percent of Democrats, 75 percent of Independents and 66 percent of Republicans.
More specifically, 63 percent of respondents said they believed Davis should “be required to issue marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples.” Looking at just Republicans, 45 percent of believed this to be true, compared to 49 percent who said her religious beliefs are more important.
Looking specifically at religion, the only group that did not believe Davis should be required to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples was White evangelical Protestants. Go figure.
The takeaway from all this? Kim Davis is wrong. Both legally and in the eyes of the vast majority of Americans, including many conservatives.
In other news: Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz have both just deleted Miss Davis from their contact lists.