If several recent developments in the campaign of 2012 are any indication, the average voter is beginning to make up his mind concerning the presidential election in the fall.
Mainstream America is sending signals concerning how it will vote in November.
North Carolina went solidly for Obama in 2008. But on Tuesday the state voted by an overwhelming margin, 61% of the vote, to ban gay marriage. On the heels of that vote Obama stated yesterday that he has had a change of heart and now supports gay marriage.
In spite of polls showing that a little more than half of Americans say they support gay marriage, 41 states have laws that ban it. In recent years those laws have been strengthened by additional amendments in 31 states. Perhaps the polls are misleading.