Tuesday, 30 October 2012 18:23

Will Marriage Equality Pass In Minnesota?

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The results of a poll are not very good in Minnesota where, in a few days, voters will vote for or against a constitutional amendment to prohibit marriage equality.

The poll of Star Tribune Minnesota confirms that the battle is not won neither for people favorable to the ban of marriage equality nor for people who opposed it.

Indeed, it would seem that 48% support the prohibition against 47% of opposition. It will thus be necessary to take into account the 5% of voters remain undecided.

As reports StarTribune, Minnesota law requires any change to the Constitution to capture a majority of all ballots cast. That means a ballot in which the voter skips the question is counted as a no vote, a twist that could become critical in the deadlocked race.

"The history of polling on this issue shows that support for our side is always under-represented in the polls and the position of our opponents is overstated," said Frank Schubert, campaign manager for Minnesota for Marriage, the lead group pushing the measure. "If that dynamic plays itself out in Minnesota, as I expect it will, we will have a strong win."