An ITV News Index Poll carried out by ComRes indicates that David Cameron’s plans to legalise same-sex marriage will lose the Conservative party votes, threatening their chances of re-election in 2015:
The Conservative’s bid to legalise same-sex marriage looks set to lose the party more votes than it will gain over the move, an ITV News Index Poll carried out by ComRes suggests.
Of those surveyed:
- 34% believe it makes the Conservative Party less appealing to them as a voter.
- 15% said the move makes the Tories more appealing.
- 66% felt it was driven by David Cameron’s desire to make the party look modern.
Men and those aged 65 and over are more likely to say it makes the Conservative Party less appealing to them, while women and people aged 18-34 are more likely to say it actually makes the party a more appealing voting prospect, according to the poll’s results.
ComRes interviewed 2,050 British adults online between 1-3 February.
Another Comres poll for the Coalition for Marriage shows that David Cameron’s plans for gay marriage will lose the Tory party votes among ethnic minority voters:
a ComRes poll found that 62 per cent of ethnic minority voters – identified by the Conservatives as a key target group at the next election – believed marriage should only be permitted between a man and a woman.
Nearly 70 per cent of black voters polled said they believed Mr Cameron’s drive to introduce homosexual marriages was “more about making the Conservative Party look trendy and modern” than his personal convictions.
Protect the Pope comment: If, as predicted by the pro-gay marriage media, David Cameron’s legislation passes its second reading in the House of Commons tomorrow, there will be wild rejoicing among the same media and Cameron’s kitchen cabinet. But in two years time the consequences of this vote will be brought home to David Cameron and the Conservative party. The consequences may be visited on David Cameron even sooner due to the division he is about to inflict on his government and the wider party. Tory grass roots support should remember that Cameron is part of a double act, and Osborne should also bear responsibility for this self-inflicted wound.