Sep 24, 2012 at 5:47 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll shows Minnesotans are about evenly divided over a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage.
Six weeks before Election Day, 49 percent of the likely voters polled supported the proposed amendment, while 47 percent opposed it. The two-point difference is within the poll's margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. Four percent of those polled said they were undecided.
The poll (http://bit.ly/Uq6TVB) surveyed 800 likely voters between Sept. 17 and 19.
Minnesota law requires constitutional amendments to be approved by a majority of all ballots cast. Voters who skip the question are counted as votes against it.
Minnesota law forbids same-sex marriage, but amendment supporters say the change is needed to prevent judges or legislators from changing the law later to legalize it.
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