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SCSU Survey: More Voting No On Marriage Amendment

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (WCCO) -- A new survey from St. Cloud State University suggests that, of the two Minnesota ballot initiatives in next month's election, one may pass while the other may not.

According to their week-long survey of 600 randomly-chosen Minnesotans of voting age, the survey found that of likely voters, 51 percent planned to vote against the constitutional amendment to define marriage as solely between one man and one woman.

Of the likely voters among those surveyed, 44 percent said they would be voting for the amendment.

Those behind the survey at SCSU said their margin of error was plus or minus 5 percent. The survey was conducted from Oct. 15 to Oct. 21.

The college noted that these results are in contrast to a number of other recent polls conducted among likely voters in Minnesota, some of which showed a greater number of people saying they would vote in favor of the amendment.

However, the SCSU poll agreed with most recent polls in concluding that a majority of likely voters in Minnesota are in favor of the Voter ID amendment. Fifty-five percent said they would vote for the amendment, whereas 39 percent said they would not.

The poll sampled both people with landline phone numbers as well as cell phones. The school said the polls were conducted by 40 SCSU students who were supervised by faculty and student directors.


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