NOM’s Excuse for Research Methodology

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As readers may know, Maryland has a lot of momentum toward legalizing marriage equality.

The National Organization for Marriage is set on preventing that and dissipating that momentum however they can.

Today, they released a poll saying that Marylanders OPPOSE marriage equality 54-37, a poll that doesn’t jive with a poll conducted just a month ago that found Marylanders SUPPORT marriage equality 51-44.

NOM claims that the January poll was biased because it asked its question using the phrase “giving them the same legal rights as heterosexual married couples in areas such as tax exemptions, inheritance and pension coverage.” By couching the language in “giving rights” to gay couples, Dr. Gary Lawrence says that it biases the poll toward support.

So how does NOM ask a balanced question?

As far as you personally are concerned, should marriage be between a man and a woman, or should it also be available to same-sex couples?

Funny how their talking point comes first… yeah, there’s no bias there. It’s also perfectly balanced to demonstrate the proponents’ side.

Just ignore this. Nothing of value to see here. Certainly no integrity.

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