Just two months after a poll suggesting Minnesotans weren’t quite ready for marriage equality, it looks like the state may be heading in a more progressive direction. According to a poll conducted by KSTP/Survey USA, a majority of Minnesota voters are in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage for the first time in history.
The poll asked 500 Minnesota voters from different districts if “the Minnesota state law that defines marriage as between one man and one woman should be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?”
Of those surveyed, 51% of Minnesotans favored the change in legislation while 47% were still opposed, leaving two percent undecided. Earlier this year, a different poll suggested 53% of Minnesotans were still in favor of the discriminatory law.
A new bill for marriage equality has survived key committee votes in the state House and Senate, and could be brought before Legislature for a vote as early as next week.
For an SSM ballot initiative to be successful the support must be at least 6% higher than the opposition.
@gaymaniac: Yes. Even if you ignore the Bradley Effect (which seems to be diminishing somewhat), support tends to drop a few points during the actual campaign, plus you need to factor in margin of error. Majority support is better than the alternative, but 51% is not enough for any degree of confidence.
Hi, Moorhead MN resident here,
Same sex marriage in Minnesota is not proceeding to a ballot initiative, it is going through the legislature, so a simple majority support for the legislation is enough to help persuade some lawmakers that voting in favor of it it a political asset.
More like 10%.
Well, maybe a smaller margin is enough this time, since the smear campaigns wont work the second time around (Ask Maine!).
All members of society are interested in the due observance of the Laws of Nature, hence they have all a right to praise or condemn another man’s actions according as they are conformable or contrary to these laws. They have even a kind of obligation in this respect, lest men be wanting in their duty to society and to individuals, were they not to testify, at least by their approbation or censure, the esteem they have for probity and virtue, and their aversion, on the contrary, to iniquity and vice.
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