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Minnesota Poll: Passage of Voter ID shows 12-point edge
Mpls. Star Tribune ^ | 10/27/12 | Jim Ragsdale

Posted on 10/27/2012 9:30:36 AM PDT by rhema

A proposed constitutional amendment that would require voters to show a government-issued photo ID before casting ballots continues to enjoy support of more than half the state's voters, a new Star Tribune Minnesota poll has found.

A total of 53 percent of those polled support the amendment, compared to 41 percent who oppose it and 6 percent undecided, the poll found. The survey of 800 randomly selected registered voters who said they are likely to vote was conducted Tuesday through Thursday.

With a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points, the results are similar to those found in September, when 52 percent said they supported the amendment, 44 percent were opposed and 4 percent were undecided.

A constitutional amendment needs to win a majority of all voters casting a ballot, not just those voting on the amendment itself. That creates a slightly higher burden, because a voter who does not vote either way has in effect voted "no."

The recent numbers, like those in September, are a significant decline from the 80 percent support the issue drew in a May 2011 Star Tribune poll. But they appear to have stabilized as both sides make their final pitches.

Voters will be asked whether they support an amendment to the state Constitution that would "require all voters to present valid photo identification to vote and to require the state to provide free identification to eligible voters."

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: voterid

1 posted on 10/27/2012 9:30:42 AM PDT by rhema
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Support also broke along party lines, with 88 percent of Republicans supporting the amendment and 70 percent of Democrats opposing it. However, photo ID supporters could take heart from the finding that nearly one in four Democrats supports the proposal. Among voters who identified themselves as independents, photo ID was favored by a 50-43 percent margin.
2 posted on 10/27/2012 9:32:40 AM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: rhema

Any recent polls on the marriage amendment?


3 posted on 10/27/2012 9:34:19 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: johniegrad
Any recent polls on the marriage amendment?

I don't know about the polls, but they've got some VERY effective commercials outlining the loss of parental rights in other states that have adopted Same-Sex Marriage laws.

4 posted on 10/27/2012 9:39:00 AM PDT by 11th_VA (Keep your laws OFF my Big Gulp !)
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To: rhema

The liberal view is that voter ID is discriminatory and all that. Yet here we see a blue liberal state is likely to pass this.

Do the folks at MSNBC have any grasp of reality?


5 posted on 10/27/2012 9:40:57 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego ('s)
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To: rhema

The liberal view is that voter ID is discriminatory and all that. Yet here we see a blue liberal state is likely to pass this.

Do the folks at MSNBC have any grasp of reality?


6 posted on 10/27/2012 9:41:23 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego ('s)
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To: rhema

Actually this is good news....probably means that if the proposition passes Romney Ryan will carry this state too. I can’t see splitting a vote that badly


7 posted on 10/27/2012 9:49:13 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster

Could happen. Latest Rasmussen poll (Oct. 23) has the Obama lead narrowed to 51-46.


8 posted on 10/27/2012 9:52:38 AM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: johniegrad

Neck and neck. I’ve got my Vote Yes lawn sign out.


9 posted on 10/27/2012 9:54:23 AM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

They just printed the sample ballot in our local paper and I was pleased how both amendments were worded. Both were very plain spoken and would appeal to anyone with common sense. My hunch is both will pass and both will get an appreciable amount of Dem voter support (not a majority but 30%ish)


10 posted on 10/27/2012 9:56:32 AM PDT by keyesguy
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11 posted on 10/28/2012 12:13:32 AM PDT by MplsSteve (General Mills is pro-gay marriage! Boycott their products!)
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