Politico's Ben Smith: Is NY-9 About Marriage?


He writes:

...People who work in New York's Orthodox Jewish politics say that David Weprin's support for same-sex marriage has been a major issue in the district, whose Orthodox Jews aren't the closely-knit Chasids who don't care much about which outsiders marry one another, but more traditional social conservative voters.

UPDATE: TheĀ issue does [...] show up in polling: 29% identified it to PPP as important.

As we mentioned, a further 26% in that poll identified marriage as "somewhat important" to their final choice of who to support in NY-9. That means a majority of NY-9 voters (55%) see marriage as either very or somewhat important in deciding who they will vote for today.

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