Voter ID amendment: The poll results

  • By: Star Tribune staff
  • Updated: October 27, 2012 - 6:45 AM

The Star Tribune Minnesota Poll surveyed 800 likely Minnesota voters Oct. 23-25. Respondents were reached on both landlines and cell phones. The poll has a margin of sampling error of 3.5 percentage points, plus or minus.

QUESTION: The November ballot will include several proposed constitutional amendments. One asks "Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to require all voters to present valid photo identification to vote and to require the state to provide free identification to eligible voters, effective July 1, 2013?" If the election were held today, would you vote

YES in favor of the amendment   NO against the amendment

 YESNOUNDECIDED
STATE53%41%6%
REGIONYESNOUNDECIDED
Hennepin/Ramsey46%48%6%
Rest of Metro Suburbs62%33%5%
Rest of State52%41%7%
SEXYESNOUNDECIDED
Men57%36%7%
Women49%45%6%
AGEYESNOUNDECIDED
18-3450%44%6%
35-4960%35%5%
50-6452%41%7%
65+47%46%7%
PARTY IDYESNOUNDECIDED
Democrat24%70%6%
Republican88%6%6%
Independent50%43%7%

QUESTION: Do you think voter fraud in Minnesota is a major problem, somewhat of a problem, not much of a problem, or not a problem at all?

MAJOR PROBLEM7%
SOMEWHAT OF A PROBLEM29%
NOT MUCH OF A PROBLEM25%
NOT A PROBLEM AT ALL33%
NOT SURE6%

HOW THESE VOTERS PLAN TO VOTE ON THE AMENDMENT:

VIEW OF FRAUD PROBLEMYESNOUNDECIDED
Major/Somewhat a problem88%6%6%
Not Much/Not at all a problem 28%66%6%

DEMOGRAPHICS OF RESPONDENTS:

In terms of your political party identification, do you generally consider yourself DFL or Democrat, Republican or an independent?
DFL/Democrat303(38%)
Republican264(33%)
Independent/Other233(29%)
AGE:
18-34121(15%)
35-49250(31%)
50-64222(28%)
65+205(26%)
Refused2
INCOME:
<$25,000 62(8%)
$25,000-$49,999173(22%)
$50,000-$74,999145(18%)
$75,000-$99,999127(16%)
$100,000+158(20%)
Refused135(17%)
SEX:
Male385(48%)
Female415(52%)
REGION:
Hennepin/Ramsey260(33%)
Metro Suburbs225(28%)
Rochester/Southeast90(11%)
Southwest Minnesota65(8%)
Northwest Minnesota80(10%)
Duluth/Northeast80(10%)

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