Possible presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said Monday that gay marriage won't play a pivotal role in next year's election.

Appearing on CNN's New Day to pitch his new book God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy, the former Arkansas governor and Fox News host was asked whether he feels that his opposition to marriage equality places him “on the wrong side of history.”

In framing her question, host Alisyn Camerota used polling data showing that a majority of Americans support such unions.

“Well, when you say the wrong side of history, let's just be reminded that there's been a relatively – and I mean a very relative, brief history of same-sex marriage,” Huckabee answered. “The overwhelming history is the natural law marriage, biblical marriage. So, I don't think there's a side of history that's overwhelming at this point.”

“Well, it's the trend line,” Camerota said.

“I think the next presidential election is not going to center on a view of same-sex marriage,” he said. “It's going to come down to who has a plan to make sure that the stagnant wages for the bottom 90 percent of Americans – for the past 40 years – will be reversed, and we'll start seeing families earning money again.”

“I don't care whether people are straight or gay,” he added. “They want to be able to know that they have a real chance to live the American dream, which they can't as long as the economy keeps its boot on their face.”

Huckabee has previously chided Republican governors who “surrendered” to court rulings declaring restrictive marriage bans unconstitutional and claimed that gay couples marrying will unleash God's judgment on the United States.

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