Wonder why the White House doesn’t want to touch this one?
CNN finds (.pdf) that 68 percent of voters oppose plans to build “a mosque two blocks from the site in New York City where the World Trade Center used to stand.”
The cross-tabs are striking, and negative across the board. A full 79 percent of seniors oppose the plan, but so do 54 percent of Democrats and 45 percent of self-described liberals.
The same poll finds that something like half of its (smaller) samples believe that gays do, or should, have a constitutional right to marry. Which tells you why conservatives looking to rally the base may be looking at Muslims, rather than gays.
Incidentally, Michael Roston recently suggested that pollsters also ask whether respondents would favor a mosque in their own neighborhoods, as a sort of baseline for straight anti-Islam sentiment.
Since the above was posted, Obama has come out in full support of the Jihad Mosque at Ground Zero. He has said that he finds it repugnant that anyone would oppose it.