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POLL: 54 Percent Of African-Americans Agree With Obama On Marriage

By Zack Ford  

"POLL: 54 Percent Of African-Americans Agree With Obama On Marriage"

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The National Organization for Marriage’s confidential memos leaked earlier this year showed a concerted effort by conservatives to drive a wedge between gays and people of color, but a new poll shows just how unrealistic their narrative is. A new ABC News/Washington Post poll finds that 54 percent of African-Americans join President Obama in supporting marriage equality with only 37 percent opposed, numbers comparable to national averages. While groups like NOM attempt to showcase anti-gay leaders from the Church of God in Christ as spokespeople for the black community, it’s more clear than ever that they do not speak for their racial community any more than any other conservative talking heads.

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The Washington Post also highlights how Obama’s support for the freedom to marry has energized young Hispanic voters working with gay activists on immigration reform.

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