Latest Poll Shows Marriage Ammendment Race Tightening

Thursday, October 18th, 2012 at 7:14 am

It’s less than three weeks from Election Day, and the battle over Minnesota’s marriage amendment is tightening.

The latest KSTP/SurveyUSA poll shows 47% of Minnesotans surveyed support the amendment to the state constitution that would define marriage as only the union of one man and one woman. The ammendment requires 50% of all votes cast in the election to pass. According to the latest poll, 46% oppose the idea and 7% are undecided.  The margin of sampling error in the poll is +-4.3%.  Just last month, the survey showed 50% voting “yes” and 43% voting “no.” This means that as the election is approaching and the issue is gaining more attention and the vote no crowd may be drawing in some extra supporters.

The marriage amendment is one of two proposed amendments to the state constitution that the voters will be deciding this fall. The other would mandate voters to bring photo ID to the polls to prove their identity for future elections.

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