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New Poll Shows Traditional Marriage in the Lead

Contact: Chip White, Press Secretary, 916-446-2956 campaign line, 916-215-4392 cell, chip@protectmarriage.com; Sonja Eddings Brown, Deputy Communications Director, 818-993-4508, 818-723-9446 cell, sonja@protectmarriage.com; both with ProtectMarriage.com

SACRAMENTO, October 7 /Christian Newswire/ -- Yes on 8 is leading the race, 47% Yes to 42% No, with 10% undecided, according to a new CBS 5 (San Francisco) poll. That is up 3% for Yes and down 7% for No since September 25th - a total of a 10% gain for Yes. On September 25th, CBS 5's poll showed the race at 44% Yes to 49% No, with 7% undecided. Yes on 8 is attributing the gain to their first television ad, which was released last week, and to their massive door to door campaign.

The ad features footage of San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom arrogantly speaking of gay marriage, declaring to Californians, "The door's wide open now. It's gonna happen, whether you like it or not!" The ad goes on to remind voters that gay marriage was imposed on California by a narrowly divided California Supreme Court overturning the vote of over 4 million Californians who overwhelmingly passed Proposition 22.


"We are thrilled with the new polling data. It confirms what we have heard from thousands of supporters," said Yes on 8 Campaign Co-Manager Frank Schubert. "The ad that is running is powerful and provocative. Not only does it show the arrogance of those who would impose same-sex marriage on California whether we like it or not, but it also shows that voters are beginning to understand there are consequences to all Californians if same-sex marriage is legalized. The ad talks about how people can be sued over their personal beliefs and, most importantly, that gay marriage is going to be taught to children in public schools. Those are real consequences, and voters are concerned about them."


The ad began airing statewide in all television markets last week. Copies of the ad are available on the www.ProtectMarriage.com website or by calling the campaign at (916) 446-2956.


In So California Contact: Sonja Eddings Brown sonja@protectmarriage.com

818-993-4509 or 818-723-9446


In No California Contact: Chip White chip@protectmarriage.com

916-446-2956 or 916-215-4392


915 L Street #C-259

Sacramento, California 94814