FINAL POLLS: Minnesota Marriage Inequality Amendment Set To Lose

Two final polls suggest Minnesota’s constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage is going to fail. The final Public Policy Polling survey shows 52 percent opposed to the measure with only 45 percent of voters wanting to approve it. Survey USA has consistently shown more voters favoring the amendment, but its latest poll also shows opponents winning 48-47. Even if the amendment “wins” a plurality of votes, it must have a solid 50 percent “yes” vote from all votes cast in order to pass, which means that if any voter skips the question on the ballot, it counts as a “no.” Opponents of equality boast that they always win on this issue, but Minnesota could be an important setback to their record.