POLL: Voters Favor Obama For Marriage Equality, Disapprove Of Romney’s Bullying

A new Ipsos poll (PDF) compares how voters reacted to President Obama’s support of marriage equality versus how they responded to reports that Mitt Romney bullied gay kids in high school. According to the results, 28 percent (including 46 percent of Democrats) felt less favorable toward Mitt Romney, with only 5 percent favoring him more for being a bully. Most Republicans (83 percent) said it had no impact on their opinion of the candidate. On marriage, Obama broke even, gaining 31 percent favor (including 53 percent of Democrats) and losing 30 percent favor (including 56 percent of Republicans). The poll seems to suggest that conservatives are coldly indifferent to the struggles of the LGBT community, yet strongly oppose the advance of equality.