Minnesota: New Poll Shows Voters Evenly Split On Constitutional Same-Sex Marriage Ban Amendment
RALEIGH, NC -- Results of polling done by the North Carolina based firm of Public Policy Polling, published Wednesday, show that Minnesota's voters are evenly divided on whether or not to pass a constitutional Same-Sex Marriage Ban amendment.
The poll found voters evenly split, with 48% of supporting the ban and 47% of opposing it.
“[...] It looks like a toss up,” reported the firm who conducted the poll of 824 likely Minnesota voters on September 10 and September 11. “In January we found 48/44 support for the ban, while in June we found 49/43 opposition."
Women (52/41), Democrats (78/16), and voters under 45 (50/45) all oppose the ban. Men (55/41), Republicans (80/17), independents (51/42), and seniors (53/40) all support it in greater numbers though.
“It looks like Minnesota’s marriage amendment will go down to the wire,” said Dean Debnam, President of PPP. “Voters in the state are very closely divided in their attitudes about it.”
The results also noted that while Minnesotans are split down the middle on same-sex marriage, they’re strongly supportive of providing same-sex couples with some form of legal rights. 72% support either marriage or civil unions to only 25% opposed to any sort of legal recognition. Even Republicans voters by a 51 to 47 margin at least support civil unions.