Two polls released this week show that support for gay marriage is sprouting in two of the most unlikely of places.
In a survey of 496 Catholics, Quinnipiac University says “American voter support for same-sex marriage is inching up and now stands at 47 – 43 percent, including 54 – 38 percent among Catholic voters. … “This compares to a 48 – 46 percent statistical tie among all voters on same-sex marriage December 5 and reverses the 55 – 36 percent opposition in a July, 2008, survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University.”
After commissioning an analysis of polling and exit polls from last November’s elections, Freedom to Marry found that “51 percent of Republicans under the age of 30 support ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage. The analysis also demonstrates that among Republicans who oppose the Tea Party, 47 percent support marriage for same-sex couples.”
The report also points out that “opposition [to marriage equality is] increasingly isolated within narrow demographic groups.” So in other words, don’t expect support be coming from crotchety, old, white, evangelical Christians any time soon. But we already know they’re a lost cause. See the full study email@example.com.