Fox News big cheese Bill O’Reilly went on the record tonight on his show, The O’Reilly Factor, stating that he expects California’s anti-gay Proposition 8 to be defeated on November 4th, mentioning the recent court decision in Connecticut as evidence that Americans may be ready for same-sex marriage.
According to an article in tomorrow’s Wall Street Journal:
A Sept. 18 poll by the San Francisco-based Field Poll found the measure losing 55% to 38% among likely voters.
But now the measure is favored 48% to 45% among likely voters questioned in an Oct. 17 poll by Survey USA of Verona, N.J. The poll’s margin of error, four percentage points, means the results were a statistical tie.
In an interview with former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, O’Reilly claimed that the US is “drifting to the left” on social and political issues, siting Obama’s strengthening poll numbers.
O’Reilly has played both sides of the debate over gay rights in the past. Yesterday, he lauded actress/singer Hilary Duff for her recent PSA urging teenagers to stop saying, “That’s so gay,” because of its insensitivity to gays.
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