Losing Ground: 1 in 4 Less Likely to Vote for Obama After Gay Marriage Announcement

Posted: May 15, 2012 7:00 AM

According to a new CBS/NYT poll, one in four voters are less likely to vote for President Obama after he came out publicly to support gay marriage last week. However, the vast majority of voters say his annoucement will have no effect on the way they vote.

One in four registered voters say they are less likely to vote for President Obama in November because he expressed support same-sex marriage, according to a new CBS News/New York Times poll.

While 25 percent say the president's support for same-sex marriage makes them less likely to support his reelection, 16 percent say his position makes them more likely to support him. Fifty-eight percent say the announcement will not affect how they vote.

But it isn't just Republicans Obama will have problems with on this issue.

Among Democrats, twelve percent say Mr. Obama's position makes them less likely to back him, while 29 percent say they are now more likely to do so. And 22 percent of independents say they are now less likely to vote for the president, while 14 percent say they are more likely to vote for him.