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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

24-Hour Dorman: Don't poll, don't tell

Excerpted from this post at 24-Hour Dorman

Maybe you caught some coverage of a poll commissioned by
TheIowaRepublican.com (News for Republicans, by Republicans) showing
that 67 percent of Iowans surveyed want a statewide vote on what the
survey calls a "traditional marriage amendment." The poll of 500
people, which also included a long list of questions about Gov.
Culver, the 2010 campaign etc., was taken earlier this month. But why
only ask this: 'Question: The Iowa Supreme Court has ruled gay
marriages can legally be conducted in the state. Whether you agree or
disagree with the decision, do you think Iowa voters should have the
chance to vote on a traditional marriage amendment to the constitution
or is the issue best decided by the Supreme Court?' ...when you could
have also asked something like this: "Do you support or oppose adding
an amendment to the Iowa Constitution that would end the legal
recognition of same-sex marriages in Iowa?"

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