There's been a national trend of African-American voters changing their opinion on same-sex marriage since President Obama came out in support of marriage equality in May, but according to a recent poll there appears to be a decidedly pronounced forward shift in Ohio.
Details after the jump.
Public Policy Polling released a new poll on Tuesday, which showed that among African-American voters polled in Ohio, 42 percent said they supported the legalization of same-sex marriage while 35 percent said they opposed it.
This is a massive change of 54 percentage points since last October when a poll of black voters showed 63 percent against it and 16 percent in support.
PPP also reports that 76 percent of those surveyed in the new poll support same-sex couples being allowed to either marry or form civil unions.
Unfortunately the President's endorsement hasn't won over the majority of Ohio voters.
Fifty percent of all the voters surveyed still believe same-sex marriage should be banned, though that's down from PPP's October poll when 55 percent of voters opposed its legalization.
Still, progress. We can't underestimate the power of being vocal and taking a stand.