The good news for the media is they may have almost succeeded in persuading a sufficient number of salt-of-the-earth Americans to give up the fight. The bad news for the media is that almost only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades. And when the Alliance Defense Fund and Public Opinion Strategies announced their latest marriage research data on June 16, data that included a scientific national poll conducted May 16-19 of this year, it was quite evident we weren’t playing with horseshoes or grenades.
The research reveals that 62 percent of Americans believe that “marriage should be defined as a union between one man and one woman.” By the way, not only is 62 percent a majority of Americans, it’s a solid majority. And it shouldn’t surprise anyone because it is right in line with what we’ve seen in voter opinion from around the country when those voters have been given the choice to either protect marriage in their state constitutions or leave it open to legal challenges or other attacks.
What should we do with this news?
While it should cheer us, it must also serve as a reminder that we cannot allow ourselves to fall prey to the machinations of the mainstream media, which frequently employs polls not simply to report public opinion, but to frame it.