Skip to comments.Minnesota Poll: Marriage amendment divide is deep (Way too close...)
Posted on 11/08/2011 8:20:04 PM PST by MplsSteve
Minnesotans are deeply divided over whether the state Constitution should be amended to define marriage as only the union of a man and woman, according to a Star Tribune Minnesota Poll.
A year before they face the issue on the ballot, 48 percent of Minnesotans favor such an amendment while 43 percent oppose it. That falls within the poll's margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percentage points.
The poll of 807 adults statewide, conducted Nov. 2-3, shows that battle lines will be drawn on clear partisan, generational, educational and geographic fractures.
Significant majorities of older voters, Republicans, voters with no college education and Minnesotans living outside of the metropolitan area support the amendment, which would have the effect of constitutionally banning same-sex marriage in Minnesota.
Similarly, significant majorities of younger voters, Democrats, college-educated and metro-area voters oppose the amendment.
More men than women support the amendment, with 52 percent of men saying that only heterosexual marriage should be recognized while only 45 percent of women hold that view.
(Excerpt) Read more at startribune.com ...
Nonetheless, this should be a wake-up call for all of us. Get the word out to your friends, family and fellow church-goers.
Comments or opinions - anyone?
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the bias in that poll is astounding, it makes it out that old and dumb people are in favor of any kind of marriage.
Put it to a vote and MN will go the same way as every other state on this conservative issue.
Raise your hand if it ever occurred to you, when you were growing up, that there would ever be a NEED to define marriage as “between a man and a woman”....
if its close the left will win. Especially in a corrupt state like Minnesota where days later they are still “finding” ballots in trunks and closets of Democrat operatives that will be counted anyways.