Minnesota in November will decide on whether or not to write discrimination directly into their constitution, by voting for or against a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. A new poll finds voters even split, with 48% of voters supporting the ban and 47% of voters opposing it.
“It looks like a toss up,” notes Public Policy Polling (PPP) who conducted the poll of 824 likely Minnesota voters on September 10 and September 11. “In January we found 48/44 support for the ban, while in June we found 49/43 opposition,” PPP added:
Women (52/41), Democrats (78/16), and voters under 45 (50/45) all oppose the ban. Men (55/41), Republicans (80/17), independents (51/42), and seniors (53/40) all support it in greater numbers though.
“It looks like Minnesota’s marriage amendment will go down to the wire,” said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling. “Voters in the state are very closely divided in their attitudes about it.”
PPP also adds:
While Minnesotans are split down the middle on gay marriage they’re strongly supportive of providing gay couples with some form of legal rights. 72% support either marriage or civil unions to only 25% opposed to any sort of legal recognition. Even Republicans by a 51/47 margin at least support civil unions.
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