Sunday, May 13, 2012
Last Wednesday, as everyone who follows politics and American Presidents, knows that President Barack Obama made a historic decision when he said that he supported same-sex marriage. Noone from either side of the isle could predict what effect that would have for the President during the election campaign. Both want to believe what they want to believe. Democrats want to think that what the President did would give him more support. But not everyone liked his decision, and it was very clear that the Republican supporters did not like it, and now openly state the opposite, as does Mitt Romney. But now, polls have been taken after his ABC News interview and show that a majority of Americans approve of his decision. 51% are in favor, while 45% are not. The Gallop survey conveys the ideas of Americans concerning marriage equality. So Democrats approve, and Republicans disapprove. Independents were in favar at 53% while 44% disapproved. The fact that the President now supports same-sex marriage may likely affect the elections, and it can work for or against him. That is not really clear at this point in time. But the discussions will continue up until the elections in November. It appears that President Obama stole all the thunder when he made the announcment. For an entire week, the news was centered around him, and you might not know that there was a Republican running for President during this time, as all news outlets ran their coverages front and center with Obama and his decision to support same-sex marriage.