Christian conservative Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council (FRC), said this week that last year's Supreme Court finding that gay couples have a constitutional right to marry wasn't the final word on the issue.

Perkins pointed to findings from top Republican polling firm Wilson Perkins Allen Research to make his point.

“America may recognize same-sex marriage now – but not because voters asked it too! And if the Left thinks the Supreme Court has finally decided the issue, they’re in for a major surprise,” Perkins said in a press release. “Turns out, the court of public opinion has its own verdict on the subject – and new polling shows it’s anything but liberal.”

“A year and a half into this experiment in judicial activism, the opinion of most voters hasn’t budged. When asked by Wilson Perkins Allen Opinion Research if they agreed with this statement – 'I believe marriage should be defined only as a union between one man and one woman' – a solid 53 percent agreed. That’s a 16-point difference between those who disagreed at 37 percent (another 10 percent were undecided).”

“According to Wilson, the 53 percent support for natural marriage is identical to what it was pre-Obergefell. Even the five justices of the Supreme Court haven’t managed to move the needle on America’s views!”

“If the liberal press had bothered to listen to what voters believe – instead of telling them what to believe – this election wouldn’t have been nearly as shocking. Because if there’s one overwhelming message everyone should have heard on Tuesday, it’s this: the media, the courts, and the Left don’t speak for the American people,” he added.

It should be noted that most polls show a majority of Americans support marriage equality, including a Gallup poll conducted in May which found support at 61 percent. The same poll found that only 18 percent of Republicans view the issue as pivotal when considering a candidate.

(Related: Evan Wolfson: Trump administration cannot repeal marriage equality.)