No real surprise here. Not a lot of support out among the Red State folks for such a stance. However, it is not about votes at this point, but more about money. His stance played well in Hollywood and is generating a lot of money for his campaign coffers.
A new poll shows that President Barack Obama’s decision to support gay marriage might make many independents and even some Democrats less likely to vote for him in November.
According to a new USA Today/Gallup poll released Saturday, 26 percent say Obama’s support of gay marriage will make them less likely to vote for him as compared to just 13 percent who say it will make them more likely. – Poll: Obama’s Gay Marriage Stance Could Cost Him Votes.
To illustrate what I mean, the LA Times has this article today.
Both President Obama’s campaign and gay activists reject the idea that his endorsement of same-sex marriage was tied to fundraising. But there’s no doubt that the community’s influence has broadened. – Gay political donors move from margins to mainstream