According to a poll released Wednesday,
a slim majority of Minnesotans support a constitutional amendment
banning gay marriage.
The SurveyUSA poll commissioned by the
Minneapolis-St. Paul ABC affiliate KSTP found 51 percent of
respondents in favor of the amendment, 40 percent opposed, and 8
“This is a significant change from
our last poll in March when 62% favored the amendment banning gay
marriage and 33% were opposed,” the polling group said in
announcing its findings.
It is the first poll to gauge Minnesota
voter's opinions since lawmakers
approved the amendment on Saturday, sending it to voters for
their approval in 2012.
A Star Tribune poll released
last week found a majority (55%) of respondents oppose the amendment,
while 39 percent favor it.
A poll commissioned by the National
Organization for Marriage (NOM) and the Minnesota Family Council, the
leading proponents of the amendment, found greater support for the
amendment. Fifty-seven percent of respondents said they would vote
for the amendment compared to 41 percent who would vote against it.