Friday, September 24, 2004

Marriage poll updates

First of all, Polipundit has an excellent, well-researched roundup on the companies that do national presidential polling. It is a fine example of blogging at its best. His article is something that the big media can't do, and I highly recommend it.

Voters in 10 states will decide in November whether to amend their constitutions to define marriage as between a man and a woman. There has been a few new polls since my last update a week ago, so here are all the latest numbers:

Oklahoma
poll taken Sept 20-22, 2004
75% favor amendment
22% oppose

Kentucky
poll taken Sept 7-9, 2004
72% favor amendment
25% oppose

Georgia
poll taken Sept 15, 2004
68% favor amendment
23% oppose

Michigan
poll taken Sept 15-19, 2004
54 % favor amendment
37 % oppose amendment

Utah
poll taken Sept 6-9, 2004
63% favor amendment
30% oppose amendment

Montana
poll taken May 24+26, 2004
60% favor amendment
31% oppose

Arkansas
2001 poll conducted by the University of Arkansas
63% favor amendment
32% oppose

Oregon
poll taken Aug 26-Sept 1, 2004
61% favor amendment
34% oppose

Ohio
poll taken Aug 18-27, 2004
62% favor amendment
26% oppose

No polls found for North Dakota. The margin in Michigan is the narrowest among the states voting. And in Utah, the language of the amendment is causing concern, so much so that all candidates for state attorney general have come out against it.