The latest survey from the Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling (PPP) shows that Amendment One, a proposed change to North Carolina's state constitution that would provide legal recognition only for marriage between a man and a woman, is poised to pass when voters head to the polls on Tuesday.
In the latest poll of likely voters, 55 percent of respondents said they intend to vote for the measure, while 39 percent said they will vote no — virtually no change since PPP's survey from a week ago. The latest release also underscores the most daunting challenge that opponents to the amendment have faced throughout the campaign: misinformation. From PPP:
In some sense North Carolinians are voting against their own beliefs. 53% of voters in the state support either gay marriage or civil unions, yet a majority also support the amendment that would ban both. The reason for that disconnect is even with just 24 hours until election day only 46% of voters realize the proposal bans both gay marriage and civil unions. Those informed voters oppose the amendment by a 61-37 margin but there may not be enough time left to get the rest of the electorate up to speed.