Conservative Wanderer

“A troubled and afflicted mankind looks to us, pleading for us to keep our rendezvous with destiny; that we will uphold the principles of self-reliance, self-discipline, morality, and, above all, responsible liberty for every individual that we will become that shining city on a hill.” — Ronald Wilson Reagan

Rasmussen: Romney 51, Obama 43 in NC

More fallout from the gay marriage thing?

Mitt Romney has moved out to an eight-point lead over President Obama in North Carolina after the two men were virtually tied a month ago.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the Tar Heel State shows the putative Republican nominee earning 51% of the vote to Obama’s 43%. Two percent (2%) like some other candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided.

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Poll: 2 Out Of 3 Independents Believe Obama’s Gay Marriage Stance Prompted By Politics (UPDATED)

It’s not often that I link to the New York Times, and even rarer that I link to one of their polls, but this one was just too good to pass up.

Sixty-seven percent of those surveyed by The New York Times and CBS News since the announcement said they thought that Mr. Obama had made it “mostly for political reasons,” while 24 percent said it was “mostly because he thinks it is right.” Independents were more likely to attribute it to politics, with nearly half of Democrats agreeing.

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African-American Pastors Condemning Obama’s Gay Marriage Stance

This is probably something he didn’t expect and didn’t want, but he’s stuck with it now.

When Obama announced that his position on same-sex marriage had evolved, it outraged some African-American pastors like Pastor and Del. Emmett Burns.

“He has said to his base, African-Americans, ‘I am going against your beliefs and your thoughts,’” Burns said.

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Romney 50, Obama 43

Obama may be taking the gay marriage stance to the bank, but it looks like it might be costing him the support of the voters:

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows Mitt Romney earning 50% of the vote and President Obama attracting 43% support. Four percent (4%) would vote for a third party candidate, while another three percent (3%) are undecided.

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Obama’s Gay Marriage Stance May Cost Him Swing State North Carolina

Looks like Joe Biden’s umpteenth open-mouth-insert-foot moment may cost his boss a key swing state that he won last election:

President Obama’s decision to personally endorse gay marriage could cost him North Carolina, a swing state both presidential campaigns are contesting vigorously.

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