Marriage, Voter ID Amendments Appear Poised to Pass in MN
If the election were held today, two new amendments would be added to the Minnesota Constitution.
According to our exclusive new KSTP/SurveyUSA poll, 50 percent of Minnesotans favor an amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman. Meanwhile, 43 percent oppose the amendment and 8 percent are undecided.
The amendment is favored in all regions of the state, with the closest margin in the Twin Cities metro area where the "yes" vote is ahead just 46 percent to 44 percent. The amendment is also supported by voters in the 18 to 49 age group by a margin of 48 percent to 42 percent. "Likely voters" over the age of 50 support the amendment 51 percent to 44 percent.
While the marriage amendment race is relatively close, the same isn't true of the "voter ID" amendment.
According to our new poll, 62 percent of Minnesotans support the idea of requiring photo ID's to vote on Election Day, while 31 percent oppose. Just 7 percent are undecided. A huge majority of Republicans, 87 percent, favor the amendment along with 65 percent of independent voters. Democrats oppose the measure by a 53 percent to 39 percent margin.