WASHINGTON - Despite a flurry of activity throughout the states to change how marriage is defined, the vast majority of Republicans hold to the belief that marriage should be defined as a union between one man and one woman.
And an overwhelming number of Republicans are unhappy with politicians that support changing the definition of marriage, a DC-based polling firm found late last week.
When asked in a live phone interview "Would you say you agree or disagree with the following statement: I believe marriage should be defined ONLY as a union between one man and one woman?" 74 percent of the 801 Republican voters said they "definitely" agreed.
And when asked the question “Would you say you agree or disagree that politicians should support the redefinition of marriage to include same-sex couples?” nearly two-thirds "definitely disagreed":
WPA Opinion Research conducted the study of 801 Republican and Republican leaning independent voters nationwide March 18-21, 2014. Those surveyed were screened to ensure that they were not members of the news media, a public relations company, or a political campaign. Then they were asked with which party they identify. Those who indicated they identify as Independent were included if they stated they leaned “toward the Republican Party.”
“The Washington establishment constantly argues that conservative principles need to be sacrificed for electoral gain,” Mike Needham, chief executive of Heritage Action for America, told The Foundry. “On the issue of marriage, the situation is no different. The GOP should not shrink from its convictions. Instead, they should have the courage to articulate them to the American people.”