Study: Voters attitudes on marriage equality remain steady over the course of an election campaign

By: Wednesday June 16, 2010 7:30 am

For years I’ve heard my friend Josh Friedes, now the executive director at Equal Rights Washington, say that voter persuasion on marriage equality must happen during the quiet times between political campaigns.  Once a ballot campaign is under way, it’s too late to sway hearts and minds. Josh’s wisdom has been confirmed by a new [...]

Fox News has some Ron Paul poll straw stuck in its craw

By: Wednesday February 24, 2010 1:00 pm

Gosh, I’m starting to think that the corporate person known as Fox News doesn’t vote for Ron Paul.  Here is its response to Ron Paul winning this year’s straw poll at CPAC, courtesy DailyKosTV.

A majority of Texas voters support relationship recognition for gay and lesbian couples

By: Friday February 19, 2010 3:00 pm

In 2005, 76% of Texas voters amended their state constitution to define marriage as a special right for heterosexuals, and to make the creation or recognition of any parallel relationship recognition system (and perhaps even heterosexual marriage) unconstitutional: Art. 1 Sec. 32.  MARRIAGE. (a) Marriage in this state shall consist only of the union of [...]

New Poll Confirms Overwhelming Support for T Equality in MA

By: Friday November 13, 2009 10:56 pm

Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition has the details, including links to the poll and Lake research Partners’ analysis of the poll.  But first, Bay Staters need to take action with the help of this email from MassEquality sent out Thursday.  Time is short. A poll just released by Lake Research Partners shows that 76% of likely [...]

New R-71 poll encouraging, but GOTV still vital

By: Monday October 26, 2009 10:17 pm

Update: Chef Thunder over at SLOG made this disquieting observation But remember this is the first all mail-in ballot it is hard to know who likely voters really are. Please everyone continue to talk to everyone about the importance of voting Approve on R-17 and getting that ballot in the mail.  Because we just really [...]

Referendum 71 poll leaves no room for complacency

By: Wednesday September 23, 2009 10:30 am

Update: The Approve 71 campaign press release about the poll is below the fold. “Victory hinges on voter turnout” is the sobering message in poll results released today by the Approve Referendum 71 campaign.  The campaign commissioned a statewide survey of 569 voters likely to vote in Washington’s upcoming general election.  According to the Approve [...]

Gary Randall Sees What He Wants to See

By: Friday May 8, 2009 1:20 pm

UPDATE:  Oregon Gary’s Washington operative, Larry Stickney, posts his own straw poll that adds up to 86%, lol.  See screen shot below the fold. Oregonian Gary Randall posted a survey on his blog yesterday.  He did so because he refused to accept the unsurprising news Monday that few of Washington State’s major religious right figures [...]

CBS Poll: Support For Marriage Equality Growing

By: Tuesday April 28, 2009 2:05 pm

A new CBS poll: Forty-two percent of Americans now say same sex couples should be allowed to legally marry, a new CBS News/New York Times poll finds. That’s up nine points from last month, when 33 percent supported legalizing same sex marriage. Support for same sex marriage is now at its highest point since CBS [...]

Gary Randall’s New Marriage Poll Puts a Stake Through his Referendum Heart

By: Monday April 27, 2009 3:19 pm

Gary Randall, the Oregonian who makes a living off of stirring up anti-gay animus in Washington state, has dolefully released his marriage poll. Faith and Freedom Network paid The Elway Poll to ask one simple question: “In your opinion, should homosexuals be allowed to legally marry?” A majority said no. I have included the entire [...]

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