SACRAMENTO -- Proposition 8, the constitutional amendment that would ban
same-sex marriage in California, is opposed by 51 percent of likely voters
with 42 percent in favor, according to a new Field Poll.
Those results put the proposed ban in a politically perilous position in
the Nov. 4 election, said Mark DiCamillo, director of the nonpartisan
"Starting out behind is usually an ominous sign for a proposition,"
DiCamillo said. "Over 90 percent of propositions that start out behind get