New Gallup Poll Shows that 60% of Americans say Obama’s Support of Same-Sex Marriage Will Not Sway Their Vote in November

hcsp.jpgPresident Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage may have been historic — but it doesn’t seem to be changing many minds in his favor.

Sixty percent of Americans say Obama’s announcement won’t sway their vote in the presidential election, according to a new Gallup poll.
But just 13% say his support of same-sex marriage will make them more likely to vote for Obama, while 26% say they are less likely to cast their ballots for him.
Not surprisingly, just 2% of Republicans say his decision makes them more likely to vote for the commander-in-chief, while 52% say they are less likely. The results among independents fall in line with the overall results.
“Those figures suggest Obama’s gay marriage position is likely to cost him more independent and Democratic votes than he would gain in independent and Republican votes, clearly indicating that his new position is more of a net minus than a net plus for him,” noted Gallup’s Jeffrey M. Jones.
Obama, the first sitting president to argue married couples should be granted the same rights as heterosexuals, made his position clear on Wednesday to ABC News.
Source: New York Daily News | ALIYAH SHAHID