Wednesday, December 9, 2009

gotta be this or that

politico brilliantly headlines an article gay marriage inevitability in doubt, and goes on to use the final paragraph to make just the opposite point:
...a review of recent polling and conversations with political operatives and pollsters on both sides of the issue suggest that same-sex marriage still benefits from deep support from younger voters.

A Gallup poll from May, for instance, found that 18 to 29 year olds favor same-sex marriage by a margin of 59% to 37%, while people 65 and over oppose it by an even wider margin. And other studies have suggested the support among young voters is broad, and stretches across regions. One recent Columbia University study reported that more than 50% of 18-29 year olds in 38 states support same-sex marriage.
this is not becoming a generational issue, it already is. setbacks in maine, new york, and (likely) new jersey aside, the momentum may have slowed, but the direction is basically the same.
UPDATE 12/10/09 politico has since changed the headline to read is gay marriage 'inevitable'?

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