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New Poll: 57% of New Yorkers Reject Same-Sex Marriage, Just One in Four Want the Legislature to Decide the Issue

 

“Kill this divisive bill, and let the people of New York decide.” -Brian Brown, President of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM)

NEW YORK – The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) commissioned a poll in New York asking voters their view on marriage. Some of the results include:

· Only about 1 in 4 New York voters (26 percent) prefer for a legislator in Albany to decide this issue, while 59 percent say the issue of marriage should be decided by the voters in New York.
· 57 percent agree that “marriage should only be between a man and a woman” vs 32 percent who disagree and 11 percent who answered don’t know, or did not respond.
· 91 percent of registered New York voters say that have heard of the recent push for same-sex marriage in the state.

Note: Poll Sample: 302 registered voters with voting history randomly selected from voter registration file in New York. Margin of Error is 5.6% (at the 95% confidence interval). Survey dates were June 18 and 19, 2011.

“New Yorkers have heard of Andrew Cuomo’s push for gay marriage, but they do not share his priorities. For the Republicans to use their newfound control to pass a measure with such weak public support in order to help Andrew Cuomo run for president of the United States is not only wrong but a colossal blunder,” said Brian Brown. “To sell your principles to get elected is always wrong. To sell your principles to get the other guy elected is just plain dumb. Our message to the New York legislature is simple: Kill this bill and let the people of New York vote on the issue--that’s good sense and good political sense too.”

The full results of the poll can be found here and below:
NOM NY 2011 Survey on Marriage

14 Comments

  1. Posted June 21, 2011 at 5:18 pm | Permalink

    Only 22% of those polled were under the age of 50. The largest demographic was the 60+ group at 38%. There is an identifiable bias in this poll towards older Americans.

  2. Randy E King
    Posted June 21, 2011 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

    If 22% of those polled were less than 50 years of age and 38% were over 60 years of age then that would me that 40% of those polled were between the age of 50 and 60.

    Isn't 40% larger than 38%?

    Besides; the winds were out of the West last weekend which everybody knows nil and voids all polls that show opposition to the redefining of marriage...

  3. Lefty
    Posted June 21, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Permalink

    James, there's only one way to know for sure what the people think.

    Let them vote.

  4. Bruce
    Posted June 21, 2011 at 6:01 pm | Permalink

    "If 22% of those polled were less than 50 years of age and 38% were over 60 years of age then that would me that 40% of those polled were between the age of 50 and 60.

    Isn't 40% larger than 38%?"

    You're right that 40% is larger than 38%, but if one actually READS the report, you'll see that the text explictly says that 9% declined to answer this question; of those who did answer, 31% said they are between 50 and 59. 31% is smaller than 38%.

    It seems to me that James makes a good point.

  5. Tom
    Posted June 21, 2011 at 6:03 pm | Permalink

    Yes, I agree with voting on the rights of a minority also, we should be able to vote on how many kids a family should have too. stupid is what stupid does

  6. SC Guy
    Posted June 21, 2011 at 6:06 pm | Permalink

    Actually, guys, this poll is not all that off in the age department. Here is the CNN exit polls from November 2010 for New York:

    Aged 18-29: 12%
    Aged 30-44: 21%
    Aged 45-64: 47%
    Aged 65 and older: 20%

    Thus, CNN's exit found that 67% of New York voters were 45 or older, compared to 33% that were younger than 45. So I don't think the results are as skewed as you might think.

  7. ConservativeNY
    Posted June 21, 2011 at 6:13 pm | Permalink

    Makes me wonder if the polls that show majority support for gay marriage weren't biased towards an age group that tend to favor redefining marriage.

  8. ConservativeNY
    Posted June 21, 2011 at 7:41 pm | Permalink

    The poll was taken from 302 registered voters with voting history, randomly selected from voter registration file. The large disparity between the age groups could be because older people tend to vote more often.

  9. Roger
    Posted June 21, 2011 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    A point that can't be made often enough - IF the polls favor Marriage Redefinition, the Same Sex advocates should favor a vote.

  10. Posted June 21, 2011 at 8:29 pm | Permalink

    Regardless of how people poll on the issue, there are very good reasons not to legalize same sex marriage.

    whyimconservative.wordpress.com

  11. Spunky
    Posted June 21, 2011 at 8:34 pm | Permalink

    @ SC Guy and ConservativeNY: Then the title of the article should state "New Poll: 57% of New York Voters Reject Same-Sex Marriage [...]" rather than saying "57% of New Yorkers [...]" because the population here is only New york voters.

    That's really interesting though, that such a large proportion of young New Yorkers don't vote. It's a shame.

  12. ConservitiveChristianGirl
    Posted June 21, 2011 at 8:45 pm | Permalink

    I've come to the conclusion that those in favor of the immoral often cry foul when poll results aren't in favor with their views...

  13. Kelly
    Posted June 22, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

    Only 7% of respondents were under 40?! According to CNN that number was 26% in 2010 and 46% in 2008. Hmmmmm

  14. John Day
    Posted June 22, 2011 at 5:01 pm | Permalink

    @SC Guy-- Those numbers are shocking, but I can't find them on the internet. Where did you get them?

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