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As you know, Presidential election campaigns have been going on throughout the course of this year. Recently Newt Gingrich dropped out of the elections, and left Mitt Romney and Ron Paul up for the Republican candidates. Since Romney is well into the 900’s for the number of delegates he has, and Paul is at 104, it is likely that Romney will be the Republican candidate, with Obama being the Democratic candidate.

                Recently there has been discussion about Obama’s views on same sex marriage. Last week, President Barack Obama said that he believes same sex couples should have the right to marry.

                Since the elections are in the process, some are saying it was a risky move for him to admit this right now, when he did. The Pew Research Center did a survey, and about 50% of the country said that Obama’s opinion on gay marriage doesn’t affect their opinion of him, ¼ saying that they feel less favorable of him, and 19% feeling more favorably. The country is just about split when it comes to the support or rejection of gay marriage, so it’s tough to say that Obama’s statement will prove to benefit him.

                There was a more intense negative reaction to Obama’s statements from the older generation of Americans, with 42% of people over 65 years old saying they thought less of Obama because of his decision. While 62% of people between the ages of 18 and 29 said they didn’t care.

                So, I guess it’s tough to say if this will help or hurt Obama’s campaign, but everyone is entitled to their own opinion, so I don’t know why people are making such a big deal out of this. 


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