Skip to comments.New poll shows large margin in favor of marriage amendment
Posted on 07/23/2012 7:46:05 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
A new poll of likely Minnesota voters showed a 15 percent lead in favor of the constitutional amendment defining marriage as one man and one woman, according to a SurveyUSA and KSTP-TV poll released Sunday, July 22.
The poll by SurveyUSA, a public polling firm that partners with local TV stations, had 52 percent of voters saying they would vote for the ammendment to 37 percent against it. Six percent were unsure; 5 percent would not vote.
A previous SurveyUSA poll in February showed 47 percent would vote for the amendment to 39 percent against it.
Other recent polls display different numbers. Public Policy Polling showed 49 percent oppose the amendment and 43 percent in support in early June. A Gallup poll of about 1,000 Americans in May had 50 percent in favor of recognizing same-sex marriages with the same rights of traditional marriage.
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I never hear the media aknowledge that people have rejected this crap over and over and over again.
I hope this is correct. Remember, Mark Ritchie is the secretary of state in Minnesota as he was at the time of the contested election of comedian with all the subsequent recounts.
It is remarkable how this issue wins a significant majority every time it goes to the voters. Even in left-leaning states like California and Minnesota. Yet idiot mayors like the guy in Boston act as if having this belief is some sort of abhorrent exception. The fact is, most people want marriage to be between and man and a woman.
Many, like me, are perfectly fine with others doing with their lives as they wish, and laws should allow those individuals to have the contractual rights to visit in the hospital. That has nothing to do with infringing on the tradition of marriage.
The current push is to lie about the amendment being a "restriction of the right to marry" ignoring, of course, that it is the amendment opponents who are trying to change the status quo.
Next on the agenda - an amendment that codifies that gravity pulls you “down” instead of “up”.
exactly... It’s not about gay marriage it’s about making conservatives look anti gay
It's an age-old leftist tactic -- repeat a lie so often and so loudly that it becomes "fact" in the public mind.
God made the perfect plan when he chose man and woman; not man and man and man and woman and woman.
> 31 states have already made common sense part of their constitutions.
Unless we make it an amendment to the US Constitution, you can count on the SCOTUS to eventually overturn every State Constitution so amended.
Count on it.
I believe it's 'unexpected' (for the pervs in the MSM) when each and every state that's voted on the issue has voted to protect traditional marriage.
All lies... elections have shown that America does not want to condone sodomy with legal status.
The public servants in Washington and each state capitol are so out of touch with the people that it isn’t funny. The public servants need to get with the program or get the hell out.
You are absolutely right. This must be enacted at the Constitutional level or it will simply be overriden by the next activist Court. With 31 (likely 32) states already on record as supporting a man-woman definition of marriage, it should be possible to align another 7 states and amend the Constitution. But it has to be soon; the loons are gaining ground.
The biggest turnout I have ever seen at my polling place was when Texas had the vote for a DOMA-type amendment, which passed overwhelmingly.
Correct. But they never tire of putting "Chrissy & Karen take their son Joey to baseball practice" stories in the Life section etc. Of course, Joey's actual biological origins are never mentioned nor is the absence of a father.
I thought MN was extremely liberal.
get away from the tallest buildings, and MN is fairly moderately conservative.
Then let’s get it done - NOW.
And be sure the amendment precludes any marriage-mimicking relationships as well. Otherwise, it’s useless.
“Cue the media to trot out their tired “The public is overwhelmingly in favor of gay marriage” pablum.
I never hear the media aknowledge that people have rejected this crap over and over and over again.”
Yes, they know that if they keep saying the public highly favors same sex marriage, it will become a self-fulfilling prophesy. Or at least this is what they hope.
General Mills will be deeply saddened.
We will have to experience a spiritual revival in America...the forces of perversion will continually assault God’s Word and His ways. I know it may step on some toes, but I believe we started down this path when divorce became easy. Marriage was devalued and the slope to re-defining the institution began.
I think normal people are getting a gut full of the screaming homo-Nazi crowd, and aren’t liking it.
The problem with this amendment is that it allows just that - the state-condoned legislation of civil unions.
Any state marriage amendment that doesn't preclude ALL marriage-like arrangements is next to worthless. The sodomites will push all the way up to the line, and if we draw the line merely at the word "marriage," and not at the substance of marriage, they WILL push all the way up to it, just as Washington state did.
Minnesota could find itself with an "everything but marriage" law, forcing private businesses and individuals to subsidize this perversion just as if fake marriage passed the legislature.
I fully agree with you, LLS.
And I’m not aware of what Cornyn said the other day. Enlighten me, before I go to lunch so I don’t barf.
cornyn is also in favor of compromising with communists to raise our taxes and to work with dims to “solve our problems”. The idiot does understand that compromising with the left is incrementalism and incrementalism is how the left has morphed us into a quasi communist state... soon to go full blown stalin.
What in the hell is happening to our republic? hell is exactly what is happening to our republic!