‘Give now so that we can get out the vote and spread our message about the importance of preserving marriage on May 8th’
By Tami Fitzgerald, Chairwoman
Vote for Marriage NC
Why does the media keep lying about public opinion on marriage?
Aren’t the media supposed to tell the truth?
My fellow North Carolinians’ here is the truth:
Despite misinformation in recent headlines, 64% of North Carolinians remain strongly in support of the Marriage Protection Amendment according to a Civitas Institute poll released last week.
Have you seen this reported ANYWHERE in the media? Of course not!
If we can’t trust the media, then we need to take it upon ourselves to get the truth out.
If you believe that marriage is between one man and one woman then we need you to help us talk to our fellow North Carolinians and remind them that they could lose marriage in just a few weeks. Can we count on you?
Please take a moment and give NOW so that we can get out the vote and spread our message about the importance of preserving marriage on May 8th! Every $20, $50, or even $100 allows us to speak loudly and truthfully.
This past weekend, news reports across the state featured results from a recent Elon University poll, a study, which ABC 11, the Charlotte Observer and the News & Observer participated in and one that Saturday’s News & Observer quickly turned around only to highlight a misleading article entitled, “Opinion shifts in N.C. same-sex marriage debate,” citing its data from the recent Elon poll. According to the Elon poll’s own methodology, “The Elon University Poll does not restrict respondents by voter eligibility or likelihood of voting.” Furthermore, the questions posed do not even test questions related to the Marriage Protection Amendment. It is unacceptable that news outlets are using a poorly conducted poll as a news item to discourage support for the Amendment.
The Civitas Institute poll stands in complete contrast to the Elon poll. By asking likely voters the actual May 8th ballot question, we have a scientific test showing that 64% of likely voters in North Carolina support the Marriage Protection Amendment. Furthermore, when asked if a recent court case in Guilford County challenging North Carolina’s marriage laws made them more likely to support the Amendment, 60% of likely voters responded “yes,” which includes 20% of people who had previously NOT supported the Amendment. In addition to African-American support remaining strong for the Amendment by a 40% margin, the poll showed that unaffiliated voters support the Amendment by a 24% margin, which is an increase from January’s 11% margin (full results available here).
Here’s the truth: North Carolinians support the Marriage Protection Amendment, and the media is doing everything possible to hide the facts from you. We must head to the polls in droves on May 8th to support the Amendment, and we must get your support now to get the word out about the importance of preserving marriage on May 8th.
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