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 report. Demographically, the results were predictable, with Seattle strongly in favor of homosexual marriage, King County favorable, but less so, with the rest of Washington State opposed.

The age demographics should be of concern to all who support traditional marriage.

The actual result was

43% = YES

50% = NO

07% = DK/NA

This represents a HUGE increase in YES’s from his similarly worded Elway poll from 2006.  Then, only 34% of Washington voters favored marriage equality.

But the most serious and immediate problem this poll presents for Gary isn’t in what it says about marriage, but what it implies about the likelihood of success in his pending referendum campaign to repeal the new Domestic Partnership Expansion Bill of 2009.  If 43% of Washington voters support bona fide marriage for all, an overwhelming majority are likely to favor the retention of the new DP law.  We already know from other polling that 66% of voters support what we’re getting with the DP Expansion Bill, or better.

Gary’s comment on the age demographic says it all.  He sees the writing on the wall, and that writing states quite clearly, “Gary, & Co., time for you to gracefully bow out of your referendum plans!”

It’s no longer a question of referendum, it is a question of referenDUMB.Cross-posted on Washblog.

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 report. Demographically, the results were predictable, with Seattle strongly in favor of homosexual marriage, King County favorable, but less so, with the rest of Washington State opposed.

The age demographics should be of concern to all who support traditional marriage.

The actual result was

43% = YES

50% = NO

07% = DK/NA

This represents a HUGE increase in YES’s from his similarly worded Elway poll from 2006.  Then, only 34% of Washington voters favored marriage equality.

But the most serious and immediate problem this poll presents for Gary isn’t in what it says about marriage, but what it implies about the likelihood of success in his pending referendum campaign to repeal the new Domestic Partnership Expansion Bill of 2009.  If 43% of Washington voters support bona fide marriage for all, an overwhelming majority are likely to favor the retention of the new DP law.  We already know from other polling that 66% of voters support what we’re getting with the DP Expansion Bill, or better.

Gary’s comment on the age demographic says it all.  He sees the writing on the wall, and that writing states quite clearly, “Gary, & Co., time for you to gracefully bow out of your referendum plans!”

It’s no longer a question of referendum, it is a question of referenDUMB. (more…)

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