I wouldn’t make too big of a deal out of this. Hell, I’d expect the non fundamentalist all American candidate to beat the pants off the separatist cult pandering to fundies, misogynist, and racists on anything approaching equality and tolerance:
Politico — Americans trust President Barack Obama over presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney on social issues, 52 percent to 36 percent, according to a new AP-GfK poll released Friday.
What a shock. The guy with the white mother and black father who worked his way up through Harvard Law might do better on issues involving equality and equal rights, than the prep school bully turned heretic GOP front runner.
What I’d make a big deal out of are the other polls. Nationally and state by state, Obama may have a slight edge. But it’s within statistical noise and Romney hasn’t even had his first meeting with Sauron and Sauraman yet. Word I’ve heard is there will be a wingnut jamboree full court press starting in the churches and related orgs like Oathkeepers and whatever astroturf has been cooked up by the usual suspects.
Listening to hard-core fire-breathing Christian preachers who consider Mormonism a dangerous cult explain why God-eh (Read: Mammon) really really really need their flock to reject a fellow believer and go with the separatist heretics will be damn entertaining. But that’s what they’re gonna do, with a mountain of dirty secret money behind them, and past experience suggest they’ll be at least partly successful. All they need to win this thing is two or three more points.