May 28, 2008

Field Poll Contradicts Fish Wrapper

This morning, the Field Poll released data suggesting that registered voters in California, by a 51% - 42% margin, support the idea of same-sex marriage. This is about an exact reversal of the gap that the Fish Wrapper reported last week.

The age cleavage remains present -- those under 40 are very much in support of the idea, those over 65 are very much agaisnt it. Field also notes that coastal counties favor the idea by 55-37; inland counties oppose same-sex marriages by 52-40. Additionally, there is a cleavage on sex and race lines; women favor the marriage right by 14% but men are close to evenly split; Latinos (who are generally observant Catholics) are generally opposed to extending the marriage right to same-sex couples.

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