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May 10, 2012 Poll Results

Do you agree with President Obama's support of gay marriage?

Yes 42% 171 votes
No 57% 235 votes
Total: 406 Votes

Note: This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.


May 10, 2012
1:29 p.m.

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it's a good move. more gays vote than any other minority.

May 10, 2012
7:46 p.m.

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maybe now that the president has weighed in we can get this whole issue out of politics. it shouldn't be political it should be personal.

May 11, 2012
5:44 a.m.

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From a political aspect I find it quite interesting. Is this issue going to be a catalyst that forces the African American and Latino voters to pick a candidate based on personal preference rather than race or perceived party affiliation?
The gay marriage question on a national stage may finally force a sense of maturity and social responsibility that transcends political and racial boundaries to all voters...

May 11, 2012
1:57 p.m.

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What is more annoying than a president who wants to get the public's eye off the ball and tied up in a contentious and arguably no-presidential issue, is the Gazette, once again, despite its insistence that it is fair and balanced and unbiased, spending huge headlines for two days on the president saying what we all knew he thought all along, and ignoring the important common sense vote cast in North Carolina. Over 60% of the states now agree on design and purpose. The people who support the NC vote are completely ignored by you--except to include remarks by the complainers in the Obama columns--even though they have as much right, and need, to hear the news that's important to them. They pay for your high priced paper too, but all you do is post ad hominem comments and ignorant slurs, while pushing your agenda. Tell me again about your non-biased reporting, leaving news out is the same as putting in slanting adjectives and piling on the BS.

May 12, 2012
3:59 a.m.

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Mr or Ms Smith
Obama is the first president to support gay marriage which makes the story news. It is a contentious issue during the election campaign, which is another reason why it is news. And even if you are not interested, a large part of the population is -- another reason why it is news. So the Gazette is reporting the news. If you don't like it, don't read it. Read the other 25 stories that interest you.
And as for your hostility -- maybe you ought to work on being more loving and tolerant and a little less judgmental. Casting stones is not a good thing.

May 14, 2012
8:53 a.m.

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Live and let live ! This country has bigger problems like our tax dollars being syphoned from our local communities and schools to pay for immoral and unjustified war. Issues like this are used as a smoke screen to hide what the military industrial security complex is really doing with all our tax dollars- taking from the lower and middle classes and giving it to the corporate defense contractors.

May 14, 2012
11:26 a.m.

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The President is in full-on reelection mode. He would not have made this declaration unless he thought he could do it without hurting himself. He knows that those who oppose this wouldn't have voted for him anyway. Likewise, his liberal base, who loves him for this, were already voting for him.

Most African Americans, while not necessarily in agreement with his declared support of gay-marriage, will vote for him anyway. The one group in question is Independents.

I hope this distraction will blow over, and we can get back to this disastrous economy, and which candidate can put in place sound fiscal policies for the future.

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