Whit Ayres spoke at today’s Christian Science Monitor Sperling breakfast:
While a majority of Americans support gay marriage, nearly three-quarters of Republicans do not, according to Gallup. That’s not true for young Republicans, however. More than 60 percent of Republican voters under 30 do support gay marriage, said Ayers, the founder and president of North Star Opinion Research.
“We’re headed to the point where a political candidate who is perceived as anti-gay at the presidential level will never connect with people under 30 years old,” Ayers said, citing the rapidly changing views on same-sex marriage in America.
That said, gay rights is at the bottom of the list of issues for Republican voters, competing with climate change, he pointed out.
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