Republicans should back off opposition to same-sex marriage, College Republicans argue in a new report on how to gain the support of young voters.
Using a March survey of young voters, those under 30, by the College Republicans National Committee, the report found that many young voters would not vote for a Republican candidate if they opposed same-sex marriage, even if they agreed with the candidate on a range of other issues.
About two out of five young voters, 39%, said that opposition to same-sex marriage would make them less likely to vote for a candidate, and one-third, 33%, said the issue would make no difference. Most young voters, the survey found, believe that jobs and the economy are the most important issues. Only 11% answered that making same-sex marriages legal was a high priority.
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