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Peggy Noonan in WSJ: Gay Marriage Played a Part in NY-9

 

In her most recent weekly column for the Wall Street Journal:

To the New York race. As this is written, with 92% of precincts counted, Republican Bob Turner leads Democrat David Weprin 53% to 47%. That doesn't look big but is. In 2008, Mr. Weiner won the district with 93%. In 2010, a bad year for Democrats, he beat Mr. Turner with 61%. In 2008 Barack Obama carried the district 55% to 44%. This week a Sienna College poll said voters there now had an unfavorable opinion of the president by 54% to 43%. It's a perfect reversal.

Orthodox Jews and Israel, gay marriage, the economy—all these things played a part...