With the Star Tribune and MPR on the sidelines for now, only two major polling organizations have covered Minnesota’s marriage amendment: SurveyUSA and Public Policy Polling. For the first time this election season, both showed “Vote Yes” forces leading.
Rather than going down the rabbit hole of whether gay-marriage foes lie to pollsters (they didn’t in North Carolina this year), how did the polling numbers differ? Simply put, PPP showed much more unanimity among Democrats and a far wider gender gap. Here’s how Democrats responded to each survey:
SUSA: 62-30 No
PPP: 78-16 No
Put another way, Dems opposed the amendment 2:1 in the SUSA poll, and nearly 5:1 in PPP’s.
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