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Majority in GOP Poll Say Drop Marriage Issue

Majority in GOP Poll Say Drop Marriage Issue


A poll from the National Journal queried influential Republicans and found that a majority feel the issue of same-sex marriage should be avoided.

Republicans were asked their political views on gay marriage, specifically whether their party should support marriage equality (14% said yes this month, compared to 8% in April 2009), oppose it (30% said yes this month, while 50% had the same answer last year), and whether the party should avoid the issue (56%, compared to only 37% in 2009).

Some GOP insiders said they believe the country's views on the issue are changing, so their stances should as well, while some hardliners held on to their position for ideological reasons, according to the National Journal.

Democratic insiders were also questioned on same-sex marriage -- 84% said their party should support marriage equality.

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