Where a Republican presidential candidate stands on civil unions might have a lot to say about where he or she ends up at the party’s Iowa caucuses in February.
The Iowa Poll says 58 percent of Iowa Republicans who are likely to attend a party caucus would reject any candidate who favors civil unions for homosexual couples.
The poll says 13 percent of those surveyed would consider a candidate who supports civil unions, and 27 percent said a candidate’s stance is not a concern. Two percent weren’t sure.
The issue was the touchiest among the respondents’ feelings on 10 controversial topics raised in the poll.
The Iowa Poll of the 400 Republicans, conducted by Selzer & Co., has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.9 percentage points.