What Republicans Think About Gays, Contraception & Women

Rachel Larris

Markos Moulitsas over at Daily Kos has just released the results of a poll he had conducted by Research 2000 of over 2,000 self-identified Republicans.The poll contains lots of interesting information about what "self-identified" Republicans apparently think.

Markos Moulitsas over at Daily Kos has just released the
results of a poll he had conducted by Research 2000 of over
2,000 self-identified Republicans.

The poll contains lots of interesting
information about what "self-identified" Republicans apparently think (or are
willing to cop to in a telephone poll). Apparently 23 percent think their state
should secede from the union! Didn’t
we try that already?

But in other interesting topics covered in the poll:

Republicans on Gay
issues

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Should openly gay men and women be allowed to serve in the
military?

Yes 26
No 55
Not Sure 19

Should same sex couples be allowed to marry?

Yes 7
No 77
Not Sure 16

Should gay couples receive any state or federal benefits?

Yes 11
No 68
Not Sure 21

Should openly gay men and women be allowed to teach in public
schools?

Yes 8
No 73
Not Sure 19

Only 8 percent of Republicans think gays should be allowed
to teach in public schools? I’m now wondering what the response would have been if
the question was "Should being gay become illegal, should the death penalty be
imposed for it
?" Would it also be plus or minus 8 percent?

Republicans: Birth Control = abortion = murder

Apparently there is also some major confusion by Republicans
about contraception being the same as an abortion (which they are also
against).

Should contraceptive use be outlawed?

Yes 31
No 56
Not Sure 13

Do you believe the birth control pill is abortion?

Yes 34
No 48
Not Sure 18

Do you consider abortion to be murder?

Yes 76
No 8
Not Sure 16

So while 31 percent believe that contraception should be
outlawed (I’d love to see them try that as a campaign platform) it’s possible
that it’s the same percentage that also considers birth control is abortion.

Anyway let’s be grateful for small favors. At least 86
percent of Republicans think women should work outside the home and only 13
percent think "men are leaders of their household."

As Kos says somewhere "Phyllis Schlafly is crying."

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