Still have power out here in western Maryland! Yippee! Hope you do too!
Brad Botwin of Help Save Maryland just sent around this exciting bit of news from, of all places, the Daily Kos!
This morning’s Baltimore Sun headlined the results of its latest poll on the referendums on marriage equality and the Dream Act. Link is here. [be sure to read the Baltimore Sun story too!—ed]
On marriage equality, 46% are for and 47% are against. This poll is very disappointing to those of us who support marriage equality, as the previous Sun poll, conducted last month, showed 49% to 39% support for marriage equality, and progressive Marylanders such as myself were confident Maryland would become the first state to approve marriage equality in a statewide referendum.
The Sun blamed the switch on recent opposition from black voters. In last month’s poll, a majority of black voters supported marriage equality, but now 50% are opposed and 42% are in favor. Of weekly church goers, 70% are opposed. (This weekly synagogue goer is proud to state that my synagogue, along with most if not all non-Orthodox synagogues, support marriage equality.)
The Dream Act is also a close call, but, unlike marriage equality, every previous poll has showed it to be a close call. 47% are in favor, 45% are opposed. Most blacks support the Dream Act. Not surprizingly, in Montgomery and Prince Georges Counties voters overwhelmingly support the Dream Act, and the red counties – everything outside the Baltimore-DC metro area, plus exurbia Frederick, Carroll, and Harford, oppose it. What is surprizing is that the Baltimore metro area opposes the Dream Act 45% to 49%.
The good news [for the Lefties—ed] is that President Obama is ahead 55% to 36%. Wish this were true for the whole country.
Forgot to mention the other day that Democrat Joey “the silencer” Sandler has now gone after Neil Parrott and MDPetitions.com, here. Previously, here, it was Help Save Maryland. Bullying seems to be the only way the Dems can win! No free speech allowed!