|Brian Brown of the National Organization for Marriage|
Naturally, this announcement has thrown the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage for a wild loop. Since the announcement of the poll's result, the organization has been scrambling to either trivialize it or claim that it was unfair.
Recently, NOM chairperson Maggie Gallagher wrote a column in National Review claiming that the poll was inaccurate.
However, Truth Wins Out calls Gallagher out in a very good post.
The only reason why I am not devoting more time to that post is because I want more attention to be paid to how NOM President Brian Brown tried to cast doubt on the poll's credibility and ended up making NOM look hypocritical. From nomexposed.org:
In the Washington Post story . . . Brown says, “The only poll that counts is a free and fair vote on the part of the people.” (We probably won’t let Brown or the media forget this statement.) He said this in reaction to the Post poll showing a slim majority of Americans support the freedom of loving, committed couples to marry.
Three hours later on the NOM blog at 11:10am, the organization decides to cite three polls opposing to marriage. The post, “Recent Polls Showing Strong Majorities Oppose SSM,” ticks off:
2010 CNN National Exit Poll – Americans oppose SSM 54% to 40%
August 2010 Fox News Poll – only 37% support SSM given choice between SSM/CU/no recognition
August 2010 Public Policy Institute Poll – 33% favor SSM while 57% oppose it
But I thought the “only poll that counts is a free and fair vote on the part of the people?”
Yep, these folks are scared.