More Americans support pot legalization than gay marriage...so why is gay marriage #1 topic now?Submitted by jay0718 on Tue, 05/08/2012 - 11:59
Almost every major news organization is salivating over Joe Biden's recent comments on gay marriage. It is the lead story on almost every news show and every newspaper. But if you look at the polling, more Americans support legalizing marijuana than they support gay marriage. Additionally, 80 percent of Americans support legalizing medical marijuana!!! So why does the media continue to ignore this issue? How come Obama has only received one question on the issue and he's been in office almost four years now?
From gallup.com 10/17/2011
"...Record-High 50% of Americans Favor Legalizing Marijuana Use
Liberals and those 18 to 29 most in favor; Americans 65 and older most opposed..."
From Politco 5/8/2012:
Poll: Sharp split over gay marriage
"...Meanwhile, 48 percent told pollsters they oppose same-sex marriage.
Along party lines, 65 percent of Democrats and 57 percent of independents support recognizing gay marriages by law, while just 22 percent of Republicans agree. Nearly three-fourths of Republicans, or 74 percent, say gay marriage should not be legal, along with 34 percent of Democrats and 40 percent of independents..."
From the Washington Post 5/4/2010
"...This is perplexing because medical marijuana is far more popular than Obama is. A Washington Post-ABC News poll from January 2010 found that 81 percent of Americans supported legalizing medical marijuana. A CBS News poll from October found that 77 percent of Americans support allowing doctors to prescribe marijuana for serious medical conditions. By contrast, the president’s approval rating last October hovered around 42 percent — and is currently about 47 percent..."