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Poll: 62% OK with gay Super Bowl QB

Vanity Fair and "60 Minutes" have teamed up for a poll of Americans on a variety of issues from assisted suicide to sex addiction to the Tea Party Movement. One question that is getting attention is that 50% of those responding would be OK with a gay president (44% would be opposed). With a 3% margin of error, that's pretty much a split.

A higher percentage would be OK with having a gay commissioner of baseball (61%-32%) and a gay "Super Bowl quarterback" (62%-29%).

The quarterback question is odd -- why add Super Bowl as a qualifier? At any rate, it's another sign that the public is not as anti-gay about sports as common wisdom holds.

Here is the poll question related to gays: