At the end of the roundtable segment on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday, conservative columnist Ann Coulter, author of the forthcoming book “Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama,” explained why there is cause for skepticism on the claim that the American public is gravitating toward approving gay marriage.
Coulter explained that a strong showing at Chick-fil-A “appreciation day” events throughout the country, coupled with recent ballot measures, demonstrates Gallup’s polling is wrong in its finding that a majority of Americans approve of same-sex marriage.
“It tells me something about polls generally because they keep taking Gallup polls showing, ‘Oh, gay marriage is so popular,’” Coulter said. “Well, every time people have been allowed to vote on gay marriage, and that’s in about in 35 states now, it has lost. It has lost in Oregon, in Washington and in California.”
Coulter added that Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy’s position on the issue shouldn’t surprise anyone, and that polls on gay marriage have undermined her confidence in presidential preference polls as well.
“I actually liked what [Cathy] said, because he made it clear that it wasn’t an anti-gay thing,” Coulter explained. “He said, ‘Look, all the founders of this company are married to our first wives.’ It is genuinely a pro-marriage position to oppose gay marriage. And when you see those crowds like that coming out — you know, I’m sorry, I don’t believe the polls on gay marriage. Let us vote. Those polls I believe. And it makes me suspicious at the polls on the presidential election.”