There’s a petition drive in Ohio to put a referendum on the ballot to repeal the ban on same-sex marriage famously passed in 2004 and the polls are showing that a majority of residents of that state support the repeal. Cue the inevitable “the polls are skewed” mantra from the right:
The Christian Science Monitor has listed Ohio as one of 11 “battleground states” for gay marriage. In 2004, Ohioans approved a constitutional ban on gay marriage by 62 percent; but a poll taken in March by the Public Religion Research Institute indicates a majority of Ohioans now approve of gay marriage.
But Citizens for Community Values President Phil Burress dismisses the polling, adding that his group will fight any effort to legalize gay marriage in Ohio.
“On no other issue in America is the polling data is so wrong,” he said. “The real polls are when people go to the polls and vote.”
Well of course polls alone aren’t going to decide it, but last year marriage equality was 4-4 in states and the results tracked the polls in all of them. Maybe you can get Dean Chambers to unskew those polls for you, since it worked so well for him in 2012.
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