Could Obama’s stance on gay marriage help Romney come election day?
Shortly after President Obama made history by declaring his support for gay marriage on Wednesday, Republican rival Mitt Romney reaffirmed his opposition to it. “My view is that marriage itself is between a man and a woman,” the presumptive GOP nominee said. Americans remain roughly split on the issue, although (not entirely reliable) poll data suggests that support for same-sex marriage has been rising in recent years.
Will the contrast between the two candidates’ positions hurt Romney by driving away independents and young voters, or help him by rallying reluctant conservatives to his side?
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