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UW Poll: Good News on Ref 71

Timothy Kincaid

October 27th, 2009

From Seattle PI:

The Washington Poll, which interviewed a total of 724 voters, brings very good news for supporters of same-sex domestic partnerships.

Referendum 71, where an “approved” vote upholds the state’s new expanded gay rights law, garners 57 percent ‘yes’ to 38 percent ‘no’ with 5 percent undecided. Among voters who say they’ve already mailed in ballots, R-71 was carrying by a 55-45 margin.

However, Proposition 8 taught us to be cautious in believing polling numbers. So let’s not slow down or relax in our efforts.

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Leonard Drake
October 27th, 2009 | LINK

Like the last sentence of this article, let us not be too cautious. I always fear that faithful flocks in overwhelming numbers, aided by church busses and vans, will go to the booths in overwhelming numbers, as usual, and make the results of polls obsolete.

I pray/hope this will not be the case this time, but too often, this scenario has been proven true … time and time again.

Burr
October 27th, 2009 | LINK

The haters keep trying to cheat the laws. This time they were denied.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2010146043_webref71ruling27m.html

Christopher Waldrop
October 28th, 2009 | LINK

I’ve never done any formal study but wonder if part of it is the fact that a “yes” vote is the one that LGBT rights advocates are pushing. It seems like those of us who are in favor of equality are almost always playing defense, trying to convince people to vote “no”, to vote against some law designed to take rights away. It seems like it’s easier to make the argument to vote for something rather than against.

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