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January 31, 2012 Politics-2012 No Comments

» Wash. Post: Half of Maryland residents back legalizing same-sex marriage

This could prove interesting in the years ahead …

The new poll found a sharp divide among Maryland Democrats based on race. Among whites, 71 percent support same-sex marriage, while 24 percent do not. Among blacks, 41 percent are supportive, while 53 percent are opposed. Maryland has the largest percentage of African Americans of any state outside of the Deep South.

And support differs considerably by region. In Democratic-leaning Montgomery County, 62 percent say they support same-sex marriage, while 28 percent do not. In Prince George’s County, 36 percent are supportive, while 59 percent are opposed.

The geographic divide is a function of the demographic divide, as PG has a higher share of African-American population while Montgomery is a mix of Anglo Dem and African-American and a touch of GOP-friendly suburban. The map included in this post demonstrates the Citizen Voting Age Population breakdown in the two counties.

Frankly, I’m surprised that support for the issue is as strong as it is among Afr-Am voters. Whether it ends up that way once a ballot initiative ever finds its way to the voters, we’ll see. I’m clearly not the optimist for what it means for the future cohesiveness of the coalition of voters that back Democratic candidates.

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