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  •  Polls from Gay and Lesbian Task Force here: (0+ / 0-)

    Resist much, obey little. ~~Edward Abbey, via Walt Whitman

    by willyr on Tue Apr 04, 2006 at 03:46:01 PM PDT

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    •  Is that the best we can do? (0+ / 0-)

      A poll by the Gay and Lesbian Task Force? LOL. How about a Pew poll, or some other non-partisan org?

      My body is not a condo!

      by GunsCantHug on Tue Apr 04, 2006 at 03:51:33 PM PDT

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      •  You obviously didn't go to the link (0+ / 0-)

        these are many many different polls.

        How about reading?

        Resist much, obey little. ~~Edward Abbey, via Walt Whitman

        by willyr on Tue Apr 04, 2006 at 04:05:30 PM PDT

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        •  I did go to the link (0+ / 0-)

          I did read. A poll at the University of Wisconsin, for instance.

          But if I came at you with only a poll from the Weekly Standard, how would you react? Maybe it's best to average the findings of all the polls. But of course that would take too much time. My own cursory research shows uncovers a number of conflicting polls that turn, primarily, on how the issue is framed in the question. So maybe our pursuit is futile.  

          Appreciate the effort, in any case. Thanks.

          My body is not a condo!

          by GunsCantHug on Tue Apr 04, 2006 at 04:14:23 PM PDT

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      •  You wish is my command (3+ / 0-)

        Pew Poll on Gay Marriage

        Look specifically at questions the second and third question as well as the trend they show. Also note the 10+ point difference based on the rhetoric of the question. This is an issue where people minds can be changed.

        What I can't find is a poll that asks whether gay marriage will swing a vote. I'm skeptical that it would for most Americans.

        I'll just answer your initial post here (mine was the first comment) I really don't think pro-life Democrats (of which I'm sort of one) will not vote for Feingold because he believes in equal rights for gays. Pro-life Dems tend to be progressive on other issues (thats why they're still Dems) specifically on the war. Since right now Feingold seems to be the only real anti-war canidate in the race I think he could very easily appeal to a lot of those voters.

        Also, its not like the pro-life Democrats are the key to winning the nomination or something. I really doubt this would be the issue he loses the election on.

        It took them 30 years- don't give up hope after 3

        by js noble on Tue Apr 04, 2006 at 04:10:22 PM PDT

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