Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

New poll shows large margin in favor of marriage amendment
pioneer press ^ | 7-23-12 | Andy Greder

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.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; amendment; homosexualagenda; marriage; mn; mn2012; protectmarriage
31 states have already made common sense part of their constitutions. Room for free-range moonbats is getting more scarce.
1 posted on 07/23/2012 7:46:19 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: TurboZamboni
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.

2 posted on 07/23/2012 7:50:12 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Roger Taney? Not a bad Chief Justice. John Roberts? A really awful Chief Justice.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TurboZamboni

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.


3 posted on 07/23/2012 7:51:25 AM PDT by johniegrad
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TurboZamboni

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.


4 posted on 07/23/2012 7:53:14 AM PDT by ilgipper ( November cannot come soon enough)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ClearCase_guy
"The public is overwhelmingly in favor of gay marriage" pablum.

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.

5 posted on 07/23/2012 7:53:43 AM PDT by johniegrad
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: TurboZamboni

Next on the agenda - an amendment that codifies that gravity pulls you “down” instead of “up”.


6 posted on 07/23/2012 7:55:53 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ilgipper

exactly... It’s not about gay marriage it’s about making conservatives look anti gay


7 posted on 07/23/2012 8:06:20 AM PDT by dalebert
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: ClearCase_guy
Cue the media to trot out their tired "The public is overwhelmingly in favor of gay marriage" pablum.

It's an age-old leftist tactic -- repeat a lie so often and so loudly that it becomes "fact" in the public mind.

8 posted on 07/23/2012 8:06:35 AM PDT by Random_User_250
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: TurboZamboni

God made the perfect plan when he chose man and woman; not man and man and man and woman and woman.


9 posted on 07/23/2012 8:11:15 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TurboZamboni

> 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.


10 posted on 07/23/2012 8:12:23 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ClearCase_guy
Cue the media to trot out their tired "The public is overwhelmingly in favor of gay marriage" pablum.

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.

11 posted on 07/23/2012 8:31:43 AM PDT by GOPJ (Political correctness is simply George Orwell's Newspeak by a non-threatening name. FR- Bernard Marx)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: TurboZamboni

All lies... elections have shown that America does not want to condone sodomy with legal status.

LLS


12 posted on 07/23/2012 8:43:48 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TurboZamboni

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.


13 posted on 07/23/2012 8:45:19 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Without the Second Amendment, the other twenty-six will cease to exist.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Westbrook

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.


14 posted on 07/23/2012 9:02:08 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: TurboZamboni

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.


15 posted on 07/23/2012 10:16:12 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ClearCase_guy
I never hear the media aknowledge that people have rejected this crap over and over and over again.

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.

16 posted on 07/23/2012 10:55:32 AM PDT by relictele
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: 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.

I thought MN was extremely liberal.

17 posted on 07/23/2012 10:59:29 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Moonman62

get away from the tallest buildings, and MN is fairly moderately conservative.


18 posted on 07/23/2012 11:15:47 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: TurboZamboni

Then let’s get it done - NOW.

And be sure the amendment precludes any marriage-mimicking relationships as well. Otherwise, it’s useless.


19 posted on 07/23/2012 1:43:57 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ClearCase_guy

“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.


20 posted on 07/23/2012 1:56:41 PM PDT by scottjewell
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: TurboZamboni

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.


21 posted on 07/23/2012 3:16:48 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TurboZamboni

I think normal people are getting a gut full of the screaming homo-Nazi crowd, and aren’t liking it.


22 posted on 07/23/2012 4:53:15 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LibLieSlayer
All lies... elections have shown that America does not want to condone sodomy with legal status.

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.

23 posted on 07/23/2012 5:01:44 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: fwdude
I understand that... DOMA is the law... the marxist fudge packer in the White House is breaking the law... he does it all of the time. Here is the problem that America faces. WE HAVE NO OPPOSITION PARTY... ONLY A KINDER, GENTLER VERSION OF THE satanic dim PARTY. satan lite... what a concept... but that is what we have. cornyn's statement of yesterday further proves my contention.

LLS

24 posted on 07/24/2012 6:08:52 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: LibLieSlayer

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.


25 posted on 07/24/2012 10:01:39 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: fwdude
cornyn said that the gop was a big tent party and that gays are welcome and that the base needs to get over the gay marriage thing... and he took another swipe at us recently by promoting amnesty to bring illegal alien voters into our tent also. Perry just attacked TEA Party candidate Cruz today... in support of dewhurst and gave cornyn and dewhurst as examples of a staunch Conservative republicans.

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!

LLS

26 posted on 07/24/2012 10:27:05 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson