Poll: Majority of Iowans Oppose a Ban on Same-Sex Marriage: VIDEO


A new poll is bad news for those pushing for an amendment banning same-sex marriage there, the Des Moines Register reports:

IowaThe poll found that 38 percent favor a legislative initiative to pass a constitutional amendment, while 56 percent are against. Six percent aren’t sure. The findings show little movement on the issue from February 2011, when 40 percent of those surveyed supported passing an amendment, while 54 percent were opposed...

...Age makes a difference, although support for a constitutional ban fails to reach a majority in any age group. Thirty-four percent of Iowans under 35 support a ban. Among Iowans 55 and older, the figure rises to 43 percent. Political affiliation makes a difference, too. Sixty-four percent of Republicans favor a ban, but just 35 percent of independents and 15 percent of Democrats. GOP candidates frequently say they believe marriage should be restricted to one man and one woman. Many Democrats see marriage for gays and lesbians as a civil rights matter. The poll, which surveyed 800 adults Feb. 12-15, has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

Watch Des Moines' WHO go over the numbers and talk with One Iowa's Molly Tafoya,