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-- stick with the yet that the gay marriage debate out for the moment guys I went with another another part of this -- -- New York Times CBS poll.
-- the simple questions should same sex marriage.
A pretty close split -- yes 42%.
Ed do you think that really points to the idea that this is sort of is just -- -- even out in terms of votes for the presidential election it isn't actually going to be a difference maker come November.
It may not be but you know it 1630 states.
Have had -- some form defined marriage between a man and a woman.
And so thirty states and so when you're talking about a presidential election and since we're not talking about popular vote countrywide we're talking about individual states so when you look at.
Individual battle states like North Carolina Virginia Indiana and even Florida.
I think that it hurts the Obama campaign on the whole I mean the timing of this announcement coming the day after North Carolina.
-- two it's essentially banned same sex marriage in its state.
Shows me that you know maybe the Democrats ought to move their convention.
Let Leslie what -- what say you about whether this makes a difference come November.
With the utmost love I'm sure that you -- all your buddies on Sunday in church think this matters to the American people but it doesn't.
I mean let's be honest Republicans are gonna vote for Mitt Romney.
Majority of Republicans believe that marriage is between a man and a woman which happens to be a moral and biblical.
Idea and we do still practice the concept of separation of church and state in this country -- of the things I think is great in this country then you have on the left my side.
Democrats more than two thirds of Democrats believe that okay.
I don't care you know who marries who.
And not my business less than a third do believe it should be defined between a man and woman those -- the votes that Mitt Romney Barack Obama are looking at as you now and that's not the issue the American people care about as you now.
Numbers one through ten -- the economy on both sides but what we're concentrating on what the candidates are focusing on his approximately 15%.
Of that electorate that define themselves as independents and centrists the swing voters and those they're split down the middle.
Not -- they -- pulled -- asked what matters to them.
Gay marriage is not top of the hit parade it's the economy it's the jobs and by the way our security.
Homeland Security foreign affairs all of those -- a gay marriage would seem to be more of the Christian conservative.
Top ten which is not America's top that is not a -- Point that the dead -- President Obama in a sense wasn't taking any sort of risky because the only people who look.
A likely to be really motivated.
To not vote for him would never going to vote for him anyway this issue isn't gonna make a difference that.
While I agree with Leslie I'm on the following one through ten it's about the economy I totally agree with her.
However there are certain voting blocs on either side in the extreme that this is a very big issue and any any conservative Republican who had their doubts about coming out and fully supporting Mitt Romney.
Honestly the president did that Romney campaign a favor.
Shored up that side the campaign.
The other side and as you really have to see how it impacts in particular states this is elect Carl college.
Our race it's basically fifty individual state races on one day so places like North Carolina.
Places like Indiana.
Places like Virginia I don't think overall this plays well it's just over a political for.
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