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Minnesota Poll: Marriage (Amendment) vote splits state in two
Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 9/23/12

Posted on 09/23/2012 7:52:20 PM PDT by MplsSteve

The increasingly costly and bitter fight over a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage is a statistical dead heat, according to a new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll.

Six weeks before Election Day, slightly more Minnesotans favor the amendment than oppose it, but that support also falls just short of the 50 percent needed to pass the measure.

Among likely voters, 49 percent would approve constitutional language that defines marriage as only the union of a man and woman. Another 47 percent oppose the measure, while 4 percent are undecided. Minnesota law requires any change to the Constitution to capture a majority of all ballots cast. That means a voter who skips the question is counted as a no vote.

While passions for and against a traditional definition of marriage run strong, the poll also shows that attitudes are shifting when it comes to civil unions.

The poll shows overwhelming support for civil unions that would offer gay and lesbian couples the same legal rights as marriage. Overall, 68 percent of respondents would support civil unions while only 23 percent would oppose them.

(Excerpt) Read more at startribune.com ...


TOPICS: Local News; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; minnesota; mn2012; polling
Folks, I live in Minnesota and the pro-gay marriage crowd is putting on a full-court press, trying to convince all of us that opposing gay marriage is bigotry and hatred.

Now, many of you are aware of the StarTribune's polling tactics over the last decade. A conservative blogger, Mitch, berg has taken them to the woodshed many times. Visit his blog here (http://shotinthedark.info) and you can read his discrediting of the Minnesota Poll's past methodology.

Nonetheless, I view this as a call to arms. A consitutional amendment banning gay marriage has never failed - even in states more liberal than Minnesota. I am writing a check tomorrow.

To whom, you may ask?

Here: http://www.minnesotaformarriage.com/

Will you do the same? Trust me, the money will be well-spent. The cause is beyond reproach.

At the minimum, will you please forward the link on to anyone you know? Thank you!

1 posted on 09/23/2012 7:52:25 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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2 posted on 09/23/2012 7:55:00 PM PDT by MplsSteve (General Mills is pro-gay marriage! Boycott their products!)
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I’ll be curious to see the Minnesota Poll’s usual special sauce for the left. Because there ALWAYS is.

And Mitch Berg will be all over it, as he ALWAYS is.


3 posted on 09/23/2012 7:57:10 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: MplsSteve

Sexual deviancy tearing the country apart. We deserve whatever we get.


4 posted on 09/23/2012 7:57:11 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Proud to be a 53 percenter American.)
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To: MplsSteve

54-42 actual. Red Star polls are always a minimum of 5 points left of reality.


5 posted on 09/23/2012 7:59:13 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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I guess I’d rather be called a bigot by the deviants than to be called “lost” by God. I hope the amendment goes through!


6 posted on 09/23/2012 8:38:31 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos)
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To: MplsSteve

“Nonetheless, I view this as a call to arms. A consitutional amendment banning gay marriage has never failed - even in states more liberal than Minnesota. I am writing a check tomorrow.”

I’ll predict that this time it -will- fail, in at least one or possibly two of the states in which gay marriage is on the ballot.

We’re talking about Minnesota, Maine, Maryland, and Washington state (I believe those are the ones) — four of the most liberal states in the Union.

I would enjoy being proven wrong in my prediction, but that’s how I see it.


7 posted on 09/23/2012 9:25:23 PM PDT by Road Glide
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To: MplsSteve

Steve, I’ve already sent my donation, from Texas. And I made sure I donated enough that my name will be reported to the SOS, just in case a sodomite wants to “discuss” it with me.


8 posted on 09/24/2012 5:06:52 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Road Glide

Don’t fall for the demoralization campaign by the HomoLeft - that is one of their biggest strategies, and to the degree that we fall for it, they win.

I believe people are getting sick of the militancy of activist homosexuals and a backlash is brewing. Don’t be surprised if all 4 referendums affirm marriage by even bigger margins than recently seen.


9 posted on 09/24/2012 7:45:09 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: MplsSteve

The RED STAR lies. Their polls are lies. They publish lies.

That ain’t no lie.


10 posted on 09/24/2012 6:09:33 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (I'm for Churchill in 1940!)
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