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New PPP Poll Shows Marriage Leading in Maryland!

 

The Washington Post claims Maryland is "split" on marriage even though marriage is actually leading by a few points, and leading by an even wider margin when it comes to voter intensity.

Also note the charged way the question was asked (voters were asked about making same-sex marriage "illegal"):

"...With a referendum on the issue expected this fall, the poll by the independent firm OpinionWorksfound that 43 percent of registered voters would vote to make same-sex marriage illegal, while 40 percent would vote to make it legal.

...Previous polls — including one in January by The Washington Post — have shown somewhat rosier results for same-sex marriage proponents.

...Opponents of same-sex marriage have an advantage in intensity. While 37 percent of Maryland voters “strongly” feel they will vote to make same-sex marriage illegal in Maryland, 31 percent of voters “strongly” feel they will vote to make it legal.

Visit the Maryland Marriage Alliance website for easy ways you can help the marriage win in November!

7 Comments

  1. Randy E King
    Posted March 29, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    The one disclaimer they should be required to include is the national finding that shows. on average, polling on this subject has routinely proved to include a fifteen point bias -on average- in favor of marriage corruption advocates.

  2. Posted March 29, 2012 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

    These numbers look great- much better than they looked in California at this stage of the battle, plus this is PPP, an outfit that typically tends to overstate the marriage corruption numbers.

    Lookin' good in MD!

  3. Posted March 29, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Permalink

    I bet if they worded the question like this marriage advocates would get an even better response:

    "Do you believe segregating genders in marriage should be legalized?"

  4. Raynd
    Posted March 29, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    Rick, You're right. California's numbers were all over the place. We thought we were losing all the way up until we won. Polls are just a finger in the wind anyway, but in a dust storm like the marriage fight, it's just a tossup. The only poll that counts is in the voting booth- which is why marriage corruption supporters will stop at nothing to keep people from voting on their plan to redefine marriage.

  5. AM
    Posted March 29, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Permalink

    Yes, the question was worded to give the best possible outcome for ssm and it still came up short. Also, it seems quite a few people gave no answer.

  6. David Madsen
    Posted March 29, 2012 at 4:05 pm | Permalink

    Yeah, I wonder what the response would be to a poll if the question were ever, "Do you believe in protecting marriage as between one man and one woman? " The coverage of protecting marriage is always negative in the mainstream press. Words like "Ban" are so biased. So I guess we're also "banning" polygamy and insestuous marriage. Shame on us!

  7. Little man
    Posted March 29, 2012 at 8:57 pm | Permalink

    Better word the poll: Do you believe marriage licenses should be given out to just any adult friendship, whether they can potentially engender children or not? Why doesn't a poll company try different wordings on same sampling size polls, to see the difference? When have we heard of a poll company publishing ALL polls, regardless of the outcome? Is a poll, a sampling of a sampling (biased)? Let's get mathematical, or risk getting snowed under by anyone with software to ring lots of people. A friend of mine, age 10, said she 'voted' in a poll :)