What Has Obama Done to his Elections Odds by Endorsing Gay Marriage?

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Does Obama's Endorsement of Gay Marriage Hurt His Election Effort?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. Not significantly in either way

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  4. Dunno

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  1. JimBowie1958
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    Nice electoral map tool:
    2012 Presidential Election Interactive Map and History of the Electoral College

    This endorsement of Gay Marriage is going to cost Obama the South and most of the western states too. This puts Florida, Virginia, N Carolina, Nevada, and Colorado in the GOP column with another 72 EV bringing Romney's total to 263.

    So Romney only needs either Ohio or Pennsylvania, or New Hampshire and Iowa together.

    I think Romney will get PA and OH too for a total of 311 to 227.

    Obama just shot himself in the arse.
     
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    There should be a poll.

    Will there be a poll?
     
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    It's obvious he used the gays for political pawns it remains to be seen how that works out for him..
     
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    He was against them before he was for them. I bet Joe is getting a talking to.
     
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    OK, you confused the hell out of me, not that I wasnt that far from....nm.
     
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    Damit!

    You're right.

    Can I add a poll after posting without one? Dont see how to do it.
     
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    I actually don't think it will make much of a difference. Obama supporting gay marriage was kind of 'baked' into most people's decision to support or oppose him. It wasn't like he was going to come out anytime this election cycle and say he was opposed to gay marriage, and everyone knew that.
     
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    I am quite certain that Obamas support for Gay Marriage is not priced in already.

    The coming polls over the next few weeks should show us what the fallout is.
     
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    Well, I disagree. People who were going to vote for him will do so anyway. Those who were not going to vote for him, won't. Those who have yet to make up their mind because they just returned from one of the Jovian moons, pretty much figured he was a Democrat and will just come down on the side of gays because that his how democrats stay in power.
     

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