Pew Research Center For The People and The Press
Mar 20, 2013 — Having a gay friend or family member has led many Americans to change their stance from opposing to supporting same-sex marriage.
May 4, 2011 — Conservatives were once categorized as fiscal or social conservatives. While the split is not gone, it's apparently eroding as more conservatives combine both opposition for abortion and gay marriage with antipathy for deficits and the debt.
Mar 24, 2011 — President Obama held a 10-percentage point lead over a generic Republican candidate and led among political independents. Meanwhile, no presumptive Republican candidate had a clear lead overall though Mitt Romney led with those in the Tea Party movement while Huckabee led with evangelicals.
Sep 23, 2010 — A new Pew poll shows political independents giving Republicans a big edge due to their anger with the party in power, a trend in recent years. They are specifically upset with President Obama's handling of the economy.