via Ezra at Not Geniuses comes this AP poll that shows 53% opposition to civil unions. I'm with Ezra on this that support for this is the right thing to do but I'm not so sure that it will be a losing issue for the Democrats. First, keep in mind that Civil Unions were at 60% opposition in the polls in Vt. when Dean signed the bill into law and he went on to be re-elected anyway. Second, the simple fact is that this is already an issue for the 2004 election so the Democrats CAN'T run away from it. The Republicans won't let them. If they try they will get burned even harder for looking like cowards. No. The only choice is to defend civil unions as the right thing to do, roll the dice and take our chances.