The campaign for Proposition 8, the proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage, launched its first television ad today:
Said Yes on 8 co-campaign manager Frank Schubert: “For weeks, the No on 8 campaign has had the field to themselves, with thinly veiled ‘issue advocacy’ ads and an outrageously biased rewriting of the ballot Title & Summary by the Attorney General. Despite this, internal polling for both campaigns shows the race is very much up for grabs. Now, with the launch of our first television ad, voters finally get to hear the rest of the story. The debate will begin to shift to the very real consequences to California because of the Supreme Court’s action.”
A Field Poll of 830 likely voters conducted Sept. 5-14 found voter opposition to the measure had increased since July, with 55 percent intending to vote no and 38 percent intending to vote yes; the poll had a 3.5-percentage-point margin of error. And a Public Policy Institute of California poll of 1,157 likely voters conducted Sept. 9-16 found similar numbers —
55 percent yes, 41 percent no 55 percent no, 41 percent yes — with a 3-percentage-point margin of error.
The No on 8 campaign launched its first ad a week ago.