Same sex marriage and the presidential election

    Did President Obama’s announcement of his support for same sex marriage help or hurt his chances for reelection? How do Americans feel about this topic? This and more on this week’s What Are We Thinking?

    This week’s topics:

    President Barack Obama announced his support for legalized same sex marriage this week – just after North Carolina voters passed an amendment to the State constitution banning same sex marriage.
    What’s the latest on Americans’ attitudes on same-sex marriage?
    Any indications of whether this will help or hurt Obama’s chances of winning re-election next November?
    Gallup has a new depth analysis of voting blocs in the presidential election that point to the surprisingly powerful role of race/ethnicity, religion, and marriage in one’s support for the two candidates.
    Are women more or less likely to support Obama now than they have been?
    Do Americans get more worried about their financial situation as they get older, or do they get less worried?

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