Marriage Equality Update

Andrew Sullivan —  Oct 11 2012 @ 12:19pm

We know the polls tend to overstate support for civil equality for gays and lesbians, but the latest round of polling on marriage in this year's swing states is still striking:

In February, a poll by the [Des Moines Register] newspaper found that 56 percent of Iowans were opposed to legislative efforts to pass a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. That is consistent with other swing states: Voters back gay marriage by 21 points in Florida, 15 points in Ohio and nine in Virginia, new Washington Post polls found.

For an overview of the polling in states where marriage equality is on the ballot this November, check out Lisa Keen's latest report. We are at that point in the process when the anti-marriage equality forces blanket the state with ads telling parents that marriage equality will mean their kids will turn gay. That has worked before. The pro-equality ad above was made by Chase Whiteside for thefour2012 campaign.