Thursday, April 21, 2011

CNN only polls the over-35 crowd on marriage equality? Seriously????

This just in from the good folks over at GetEQUAL :

A CNN poll -- yet again -- indicates that marriage equality is still rising in public opinion…meaning that groups like the National Organization for Marriage and others are on their way to extinction.

However, when we looked at the CNN poll, we saw something weird -- Americans under the age of 35 weren't polled. That's right -- in a national poll of likely 2012 voters, not one person under the age of 35 -- the most progressive and LGBT-friendly generation in history -- was included in the poll results!

What does that mean? It means that the 51% of Americans who favor marriage equality are actually -- if CNN had bothered to ask enough young people for a representative sample -- more like 54% or 55%. Why didn't CNN ask people under 35 what they thought? Who knows -- but we're tired of seeing media outlets continue to peddle a narrative that says that LGBT equality is a "controversial" issue.

Click here to join those asking CNN to listen to ALL Americans. From the GetEQUAL website:
Help us make sure that millennials -- the most progressive generation ever -- aren't cut out of the political narrative. And help us make sure that media outlets like CNN don't get away with under-representing the vast majority of Americans who support equality. We deserve better than that!
And now, back to Holy Week!

1 comment:

Jonathan said...

The New York Times has a blog where the results of this poll were given a more positive spin, with the headline reading that "Gay Marriage Opponents Now in Minority," and writing that "[t]his is the fourth credible poll in the past eight months to show an outright majority of Americans in favor of gay marriage." Those facts seem just as relevant to highlight as the age of those polled. []