Pioneer Press
September 13, 2012
The outcome of November’s vote on a proposed constitutional amendment to define marriage as the union of a man and woman is a “tossup,” according to a new poll out Wednesday, Sept. 12. Public Policy Polling found 48 percent of likely voters in favor of the amendment, 47 percent opposed and 5 percent not sure. A January survey by the North Carolina-based polling organization found slight support for the amendment (48 percent to 44 percent), but another in June found 49 percent to 43 percent opposed. A poll released Tuesday by a different polling organization, Survey USA, in conjunction with KSTP-TV, found stronger support among likely voters for the marriage amendment. In that poll, 50 percent of Minnesotans were in favor, 43 percent opposed and 8 percent undecided.