MINNESOTA POLL RESULTS: Marriage amendment

  • By: DAVE BRAUNGER
  • Updated: September 23, 2012 - 5:19 AM

The Star Tribune Minnesota Poll interviewed 800 likely Minnesota voters Sept. 17-19. The margin of sampling error is +-3.5 percentage points.

QUESTION: Another [amendment on the November ballot] asks "Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to provide that only a union of one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as marriage in Minnesota?"

If the election were held today, would you vote:

  • "YES", in favor of the amendment
  • "NO", against the amendment
"YES""NO"UNDECIDED
STATE49%47%4%
REGION"YES""NO"UNDECIDED
Hennepin/Ramsey39%58%3%
Metro Suburbs59%37%4%
Rochester/Southeast53%42%5%
Southwest Minnesota55%42%3%
Northwest Minnesota48%47%5%
Duluth/Northeast44%54%2%
SEX "YES""NO"UNDECIDED
Men57%39% 4%
Women40%56% 4%
AGE "YES""NO"UNDECIDED
18-3437%57% 6%
35-4951%47% 2%
50-6447%49% 4%
65+55%41% 4%
INCOME"YES""NO"UNDECIDED
<$50,00049%48%3%
$50,000+49%49%2%
PARTY ID"YES""NO"UNDECIDED
Democrat24%73%3%
Republican78%22% -
Independent55%38%7%

QUESTION: If same-sex couples are not allowed to marry, do you support or oppose allowing civil unions that would grant the same legal status as marriage?

MARRIAGE VOTE
STATEMENWOMENDEMSREPSINDS"YES""NO"UND
SUPPORT68%65%72%79%55%66%50%91%23%
OPPOSE23%25%20%11%34%27%41%4%10%
UNDECIDED9%10%8%10%11%6%9%5%67%

Source: Star Tribune Minnesota Poll, Sept. 17-19, 800 likely voters, margin of error +-3.5 percentage points.

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