Poll shows even split on marriage questionby Rupa Shenoy, Minnesota Public Radio
ST. PAUL, Minn. — A new Star Tribune Minnesota poll shows that as the election draws closer, voters are nearly evenly split on an amendment to ban same-sex marriage.
The survey shows 48 percent of Minnesotans polled support the proposed amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman. That's down 1 percent from last month. Forty-seven percent of Minnesotans polled oppose the amendment, unchanged from last month. Five percent of voters surveyed are undecided.
At least half of people who cast ballots must vote for the amendment in order for it to be added to the Minnesota Constitution.
The Star Tribune poll also shows that 53 percent of surveyed voters support the proposed amendment to require voters to show photo identification at the polls. Forty-one percent oppose it, and 6 percent are undecided.
The newspaper's poll of 800 randomly selected registered voters has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.
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