Things are looking good for marriage amendments in California, Florida and Arizona.
California is the big surprise. After discouraging polls all summer, the latest CBS News/SurveyUSA Today poll shows Prop 8, the California marriage amendment, surging ahead 47 percent to 42 percent, with 10 percent undecided — that’s a ten point swing since the Yes on Prop 8 campaign ads started airing.
Younger voters are leading the swing against gay marriage, reports CBS News. Why? My best guess is: a lot of them are parents who don’t really want their schools teaching their 5 year olds about King and King (See the latest ad, at www.protectmarriage.com.)
BTW, Pepperdine’s is calling on the Yes on 8 campaign to stop identifying Prof. Richard Peterson as a Pepperdine Law School professor.
Meanwhile the Miami Herald is conceding that polls show the Florida marriage amendment commands a strong majority support.
Getting to 60 percent is a big hurdle, but the undecideds tend to break in favor of marriage amendments.
In Arizona the latest poll shows the marriage amendment is up 49 percent to 40 percent.