Minnesota, USA: New Poll Shows 53% Oppose Marriage Equality

Written by scott on March 6th, 2013

MinnesotaThere’s a new poll out in Minnesota on marriage equality, and it ain’t pretty. The poll, by the Star-Tribune, says 53% oppose marriage equality there, while only 38% support it.  LGBTQ Nation reports:

Fifty-three percent of Minnesotans say the state statute banning same-sex unions should stand, 38 percent say legislators should overturn the law this year, and 9 percent are undecided, according to a poll commissioned by the Star-Tribune. The new poll offers a fresh snapshot of an issue that has divided the state, and comes just days after lawmakers launched a long-anticipated effort to legalize gay marriage in Minnesota by this summer. House Speaker Paul Thissen said he found the poll results surprising. “There have been a number of polls on the issue. The trend in general is moving toward acceptance of marriage equality,” said Thissen, a Minneapolis Democrat.

We find the poll rather suspect – a PPP poll in January found that 47% supported marriage equality while only 45% opposed it. And of course, voters themselves rejected a constitutional ban in November.

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