What Mike, Julaine, and the Polls Have to Say
This morning on WPR's Joy Cardin show, Mike Tate and Julaine Appling went head to head in a discussion about the ban and about a recent poll conducted by St. Norberts College in DePere.
Those conducting the poll split the two sentences of the ban into two different polling questions. Results showed that a majority of people support civil unions, but do not support marriage equality. Again, this is why it's so important that we keep talking to people about exactly what the ban says.
Here are the major findings:
- 61% favor an amendment to the Wisconsin State Constitution defining marriage as between one man and one woman (support dropped from 66.7% in 2004)
- 59% favor civil unions generally
Mike and Julaine didn't focus much energy on the poll results, but there was a lot of back and forth about that far-reaching second sentence.
If you missed the show, you can listen to it online.
The UW-La Crosse political science department also conducted a poll. This one showed that in La Crosse County, a whopping 18.4% are undecided on the issue. Only 45% said they supported the ban, while 36% would vote against it.
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