Twice as many Americans say President Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage will make them less likely to vote for him than say it will make them more likely, according to a new poll by Gallup.
Notice the key point here, which is that nearly a quarter of independents say it will make them less likely to support the president.
So while Americans are equally divided on whether gay marriage should be legal, the passion against doing so – at least as it plays out in terms of support for Obama – is greater.
On the other hand, in the days since Obama announced his stand, the president’s approval rating according to Gallup has crept up from 46 percent to 49 percent.
So my expert analysis of the situation is . . . Go Figyah!