Back in 2004, New York Times/CBS conducted a poll in which they asked people, "Do you support gay marriage?" Only 22 percent of respondents answered "Yes." Results from the same poll came back yesterday and -- judging by the jump to 42 percent -- ideologies have changed pretty dramatically in the past five years. As the Times points out, a lot of it has to do with big time support from people under 40. Even some republican political strategists are re-thinking whether the gay marriage issue will be as effective when it comes to rallying voters in the future. Example: John McCain's strategist believes, "Republicans [are] in danger of losing these younger voters unless the party comes to appreciate how issues like gay marriage resonate, or do not resonate."
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Fortunately for Floridian republicans, the Sunshine State still has the most old folks per capita. (Grumble, grumble.)