The latest ComRes poll shows that the majority of voters in the UK are against gay marriage, proving that Cameron and Osborne are wrong to claim that their plans for gay marriage legislation expresses the will of the majority.
The Daily Mail reports:
- A ComRes survey published today found that 62 per cent of voters and 68 per cent of Tories believe marriage should continue to be defined as a ‘life-long exclusive commitment between a man and a woman’.
- The poll of more than 2,000 voters conducted over the past week also found that 63 per cent believe many of those opposed to gay marriage are reluctant to say so ‘for fear of being called a bigot’.
- Another huge majority – 69 per cent – believes children should be raised by a father and a mother in a committed permanent relationship.
- By a margin of 45 to 38 per cent, voters do not think opponents of gay marriage are bigots who should be ignored.
- In a further blow for the PM, 65 per cent agree that his plans to legalise gay marriage are ‘more to do with trying to make the Conservative Party look trendy and modern’ than a matter of conviction.
- One in four voters says gay marriage could sway their vote at the next election. But while 7 per cent say they are more likely to vote Tory, 18 per cent – more than twice as many – say they are less likely.
- More significantly, the effect is dramatically magnified among those who voted Conservative in 2010 but say they may not do so at the next election. Only 4 per cent of this group say they are more likely to vote Tory over gay marriage, while 36 per cent say they are less likely. That eightfold margin has increased as public discussion of the issue has intensified in recent months. In April the margin was just three to one.
- Only 23 per cent of all voters agree with the Tory leadership that gay marriage will help them win the next election, while 40 per cent disagree. Of those who have turned away from the Tories since 2010, 17 per cent agree and 56 disagree.
Colin Hart, campaign director of the Coalition for Marriage pressure group, said: ‘This poll is the latest blow to a profoundly undemocratic plan that day by day is falling apart before our eyes. [Mr Osborne] should concentrate on fixing Britain’s broken economy instead of trying to rip up the centuries-old definition of marriage in a desperate bid to appear progressive and trendy.’
Protect the Pope comment: The vote against women bishops and this latest poll again recording majority opposition to plans for gay marriage show that when ordinary people are allowed the freedom to express their true opinions about such matters they have the commonsense to defend the perennial Christian truths.
This suggests that if the public were allowed to see with their own eyes the reality of killing babies through abortion the majority would quickly be opposed to it. The abortion abattoir providers and their supporters in the NHS and media fear this is the truth, which is why they impose censorship of images of their murderous work.