There's a new Field poll of likely voters on California Prop 8 out. Here it is along with two older polls, one other Field Poll and one from the Public Policy Institute of California:
|Date:||9/18 (FP)||8/27 (PPIC)||7/18 (FP)|
Funding, from the LA Times, in millions of dollars:
The campaigns respond to the numbers, after the jump (the fundie response to Brad Pitt's donation is hilarious).
Here's the response from the Yes on 8 folks:
"Polls can be skewed, depending upon how questions are phrased, and we know that polling for marriage amendments historically underreport the level of true support," stated Karen England, campaign manager for Yes on Proposition 8. "There is no doubt that we have an uphill battle; the landscape has changed since Proposition 22. However, Californians still support protecting the real definition of marriage: one man, one woman.
And Californians have a history of overturning judicial tyranny at the November ballot box-this November will be no different.
"There are still a significant number of undecided voters in this race," continued England. "It is our job to educate and inform these voters about the consequences of destroying traditional marriage. Marriage's destruction will impact every relationship. We've already seen how a young couple in Placer County is barred by the government from declaring themselves "bride and groom" on their marriage license. And every married couple right now is no longer legally "husband and wife," but "Party A and Party B." Have you and your spouse determined which party you are?"
I don't even know where to begin with that.
Here's their response to Brad Pitt's $100K donation to the cause:
With wealthy Hollywood lining up to destroy marriage, we call on every concerned citizen to donate $15 for every Brad Pitt movie they have seen.
And if they haven't seen any Brad Pitt movies, to donate $10 for those unseen films.
Line up and count your sins, folks, and buy your indulgences. This is the Church of Political Distraction, and they need to line their pockets during this recession.
Here's the response from Equality California:
You might have seen the most recent field poll showing that 55 percent of likely voters are against Prop 8. Of course we are encouraged by these numbers that show the results of our hard work.
But to be successful, we need to run this campaign like we are 10 points behind. The multi-million dollar television attack ads haven't even started -- and we know these ads will target the 7 percent of undecided voters, along with the 10 percent of voters who won't disclose their true opposition to Prop 8 to the pollsters.
The real fight is still ahead of us.
Karen Ocamb has a list of people who haven't donated to support same-sex marriage in California. Here are some of the folks on it:
- Ellen Degeneres
- Rosie O'Donnell
- Elton John
- Melissa Etheridge
- Paul Colichman (who's made his money off the gays at here!TV)
- Greg Berlanti
- Marc Cherry
- Bryan Singer
- Joel Schumacher
- Gus Van Sant (who just made a movie on Harvey Milk in the Castro)
Among orgs, the LCR's also haven't donated, although they've launched their own Republicans against 8 campaign. Lambda Legal hasn't either, but they're a legal aid org and can't donate to political causes. Instead they're asking donors to donate directly to the cause.