Liberal celebs Meghan McCain and Kristin Chenoweth whine about Sanford, gay marriage; Update: Polls show gay marriage not a top concern for most Americans

How cozy. Liberal MSNBC mouthpiece Meghan Meghan, posing as the spokesperson for Tolerant Young Republicans, got an attagirl from 40-something Hollywood starlet and Obama donor Kristin Chenoweth.

Conservatives reached for their barf bags.

Meggie Mac and K-Chen have been pals for quite a while now.

Flashback:

Funny thing about Mizzz McCain losing her marbles over cheater Mark Sanford’s marriage hypocrisy, though.

Yep. Like Mark Sanford, Sen. McCain was unfaithful to his (first) wife and also opposes gay marriage. He is, in other words, the archetype of the hypocritical Republican that McCain and Chenoweth say they despise.

Despite that, exit polling indicates that a lot of young people voted for Sen. McCain in his most recent Senate campaign:

vote by age

Admittedly, that was two and a half years ago. Attitudes about gay marriage have become more favorable since then.

If exit polls for the South Carolina CD-01 race are released, it will be interesting to see how Mark Sanford performed among young voters and whether gay marriage was a major consideration.

In any case, it seems clear most voters had other things in mind at the polls than the giggly Hollywood/lib GOP elite gal pals’ gay marriage obsession.

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Related:

Meghan McCain: ‘Any Republican who voted for Sanford but is against gay marriage is a hypocrite’; Update: Does McCain consider her dad a hypocrite?

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Update:

Pollsters have asked Americans (not young people, specifically) about their top priorities for Congress and the President. Some results here:

Pew Research Center. June 7-17, 2012. N=1,563 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error ± 2.9.

“Which ONE of the following issues matters most to you in deciding your vote for president this year: jobs, the budget deficit, health care, Social Security, immigration, or gay marriage?”

 
      %      
 

Jobs

35      
 

Budget deficit

23      
 

Health care

19      
 

Social Security

11      
 

Immigration

5      
 

Gay marriage

4      
 

Other (vol.)

2      
 

Unsure

2      

CNN/ORC Poll. May 29-31, 2012. N=1,009 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.

“Which of the following is the most important issue facing the country today? The economy. The federal budget deficit. Health care. The situation in Afghanistan. Illegal immigration. Terrorism. Policies toward gays and lesbians.”

 
      5/29-31/12 3/24-25/12 12/16-18/11  
      % % %  
 

The economy

52 53 57  
 

The federal budget deficit

18 20 16  
 

Health care

14 11 13  
 

Terrorism

5 2 4  
 

Illegal immigration

4 4 5  
 

Afghanistan

3 6 3  
 

Policies toward gays, lesbians

1 2 1  
 

Other (vol.)

2 1 2  
 

Unsure

1 1 -  
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