Family Research Council

Poll Vaulting: Media Spins Leap in Same-sex 'Marriage' Support


By Tony Perkins
March 25, 2013

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Leading up to the Supreme Court cases on marriage, there's been a lot of emphasis on another court: the court of public opinion. Hello, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington. For months, headlines have been packed with polls on same-sex "marriage"--each trying to paint America as more supportive than the last. The Washington Post said it found record support for same-sex "marriage," only to see it vanish two days later in a different poll. When Reuters asked 24,000 people, only 41% agreed with the case liberals are making at the Supreme Court. That's a 17-point swing from the Post. Let me be clear: we don't arrive at our policy positions because of polls. But obviously, the media is desperately trying to make you feel that same-sex "marriage" is inevitable, and that everyone but you thinks it's okay. Trust me, you're far from alone in your support for natural marriage. For now, the only opinion that really matters is the Supreme Court's. Just us in praying that they form the right one!

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