Obama down in polls after his support for redefining marriage

May 16, 2012

Barack Obama has suffered a slump in the polls after announcing his support for redefining marriage, The Times (£) reports today.

In the first major poll since his announcement, support for the President has dropped amongst registered voters from 48 to 43 per cent.

Meanwhile, support for his opponent Mitt Romney – who wants to keep marriage as it is – has climbed from 42 to 48 per cent. Romney now leads Obama in the battle for the White House.

In Britain, the Prime Minister David Cameron has been told by his own backbenchers that attempting to redefine marriage is deeply unpopular with the voters.