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Marriage equality had a very good night on Election Day 2012. Majorities of voters in Maine (53-47), Maryland (52-48), and Washington (52-48) legalized same-sex marriage on Election Day, while a majority of voters in Minnesota (51-49) defeated an attempt to define "traditional marriage" in the constitution. And even if it wasn't on the ballot, according to exit polling, 49% of American voters this year believe that same sex marriage should be legal in their state, while 46% believe it should not. In Project Right Side battleground polling 52% of voters said yes, marriage between gay and lesbian couples should be recognized by the law as valid with the same rights as traditional marriage. Download | View Infographic
TargetPoint Consulting conducted a battleground survey of 2,000 voters across eight states (CO, FL, IA, NC, NH, NV, OH and VA) on behalf of Project Right Side November 6, 2012 (32% Republican, 36% Democrat, 32% Neither). 56% of battleground state voters believe marriage between gay and lesbian couples shoud be recognized by the law as valid with the same rights as traditional marriages. Download
On behalf of Project Right Side, TargetPoint Consulting surveyed 5,000 nationally representative Republicans and Republican-leaning Independents. Specifically, half of them self-identified as strong Republicans, 27% as weak Republicans, and 24% initially identified as Independents but admitted to leaning towards the GOP. Among this group 57% say they are extremely likely to vote in their primary/caucus next year, and 79% are extremely likely to vote in the 2012 General Election. Download | View Infographic
TargetPoint Consulting conducted a battleground survey of 2,000 Independent voters across eight states (CO, FL, IA, NC, NH, NV, OH and VA) on behalf of Project Right Side June 9-14, 2012 (26% lean Republican, 30% lean Democrat, 34% Neither). 79% of these Independents say they are extremely or very likely to vote in the November election. Download
Support for same sex marriage has been growing and in the last few years support has grown at an accelerated rate with no sign of slowing down. A review of public polling shows that up to 2009 support for gay marriage increased at a rate of 1% a year. Starting in 2010 the change in the level of support accelerated to 5% a year. The most recent public polling shows supporters of gay marriage outnumber opponents by a margin of roughly 10% (for instance: NBC / WSJ poll in February / March: support 49%, oppose 40%). Download