#4. Marriage Equality
Sixty percent of Americans now support same-sex marriage, up from 55% last year and is the highest Gallup has found on the question since it was first asked in 1996, yet Republicans are playing this hand as if it’s 1986.
In general, Democrats are more likely to say that it should be legal, and Republicans have been the least supportive. While Independents typically fall in between, they are more likely to side with Democrats than Republicans, indicating that Republicans are on the wrong side of the issue.
The debate has been framed incorrectly, and has caused misunderstanding from the more libertarian leaning faction of the Republican party-that is to say- that the federal government has no authority over marriage in the first place, regardless of your religious belief. If Republicans can find common ground with this more individual rights approach over the current theologic position that is clearly another government overreach, they may actually win.