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Support for Same Sex Marriage Declines in Ohio

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PRESS RELEASE

April 14, 2014
 

New Poll Shows Decline in Support for Same-Sex Marriage

A new independent poll of 405 registered Ohio voters confirms a decline in support for same-sex marriage in Ohio. The poll was commissioned by Citizens for Community Values Action (CCVA) and conducted during the week of March 31 - April 3.

Highlights of the poll show:

1)    Only 33% of respondents are certain they would vote to allow marriage between two people of the same sex. Correspondingly, 52% of people are certain to vote to keep marriage as only between one man and one woman.

2)    55% do not think it is necessary to have another vote this year on homosexual marriage.

3)    On the question, "Do you personally agree or disagree that marriage should only be between a man and a woman?"  56% agreed and 34% disagreed, with 9% don't know/no response.

4)    89% of those polled are either absolutely (66%) or very likely (23%) to vote.

"These are the kind of numbers we saw prior to the 2004 vote when Ohioans passed Issue 1, the Marriage Amendment, with nearly 62% of the vote," said Phil Burress, CCVA Chairman. "I believe this return to pre-2004 polling numbers is a direct result of the open hostility and bullying being experienced by citizens and people of faith who hold a natural or traditional view of marriage."

"Like Ohio, voters in 31 out of 34 states have voted with margins as high as 60-80% to recognize marriage as only between one man and one woman," Burress stated. "The shockingly intolerant decision by Federal Judge Timothy Black to invalidate the Ohio Constitution's Marriage Amendment and the clear will of more than 3.3 million Ohio voters is egregious. It's another example of homosexual activists using sympathetic judges and the courts as a blunt instrument to force a redefinition of marriage and family on the people of Ohio. It seems clear that when advocates of'marriage equality' cannot convince the people and win at the ballot box, they resort to the courts and judicial fiat. But it's also clear that most Ohioans still understand that natural marriage has no equal."

"We believe Judge Timothy Black's decision will be overturned - as it should be - by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit," Burress concluded.

The survey, attached here, was conducted by QEV Analytics among registered Ohio voters with at least nominal voting history

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