WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage
appears to have made Americans on both sides of the issue even more
entrenched in their positions, firing up his young, liberal backers and
intensifying opposition from Republicans and conservatives, according to
a new poll.
Overall, his announcement last month that he supported gay
marriage did little to shift the nation’s views on the subject, with the
country remaining evenly divided on it, the Associated Press-GfK survey
found. And people still seem to favor him over Republican presidential
rival Mitt Romney when it comes to handling social issues.
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