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Topic: Pew Research

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August 1, 2012 at 8:12 AM

Pew: Democrats and Independents support gay marriage

Pew - July gay marriage poll

Summary of Pew Research July poll

Gay marriage may be the litmus test for the 2012 election cycle. It’s certainly shaping up that way for a lot of Democrats.

Two-thirds of self-identified Democrats and half the independents polled by the Pew Forum on Religion and Life last month support gay marriage.

And although only 24 percent of Republicans share this attitude today, even the GOP shows a steady growth in support over time.

Key to the change in attitude appears to be a change in how society views homosexuality in general.

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March 28, 2012 at 6:30 AM

The Etch A Sketch impact

Illustration by Jessica Esch. (www.sayitbest.com) One week ago this morning, Mitt Romney was still patting himself on the back after a double-digit victory in the March 20 Illinois primary. The celebration was short lived. Later that day, Romney communications director Eric Fehrnstrom appeared on CNN and when answering a question related to conservative stances if his candidate…

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Comments | Topics: CNN, Election 2012, Etch-a-Sketch