A proposed amendment which would ban
gay marriage in Minnesota is up by 7 percentage points, according to
a new poll commissioned by ABC affiliate KSTP and conducted by
SurveyUSA released on Tuesday.
The survey found 50 percent of
Minnesotans favor passage of the amendment, while 43 percent object. Eight
percent said they were undecided.
Support outstripped opposition in all
regions of the state. The narrowest margin was found in the Twin
Cities metro area, where supporters lead opponents by only 2 points
(46 to 44%).
Voters under the age of 49 support the
amendment 48 to 42 percent, while support is 3 percent higher among
“likely voters” over the age of 50 (51 to 44%). (A video report
on the poll is embedded on this page. Visit
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A Public Policy Polling survey
released in June found more Minnesota voters opposed to passage
of the amendment than in support of it, with 49 percent opposed and
43 percent in favor.
gay marriage support holds 18-point lead.)