On a day when Minnesotans around the state are gathering for One Day United parties to continue the conversation and raise funds to defeat the mean-spirited marriage amendment, the Star Tribune has provided a much-needed boost of hope into the discussion.
This morning, the Tribune published a poll they conducted from September 17-19. In it, amendment supporters still lead opponents by 2 percentage points, however, they fall short of the needed majority to pass the amendment by ONE small percentage point.
But let’s not break out the bubbly quite yet. There are still 4% of respondents who are undecided and the poll has a +/-3.5 margin of sampling error. If other states are any indication, “yes” voters are usually under-represented in polling by several percentage points.
Not only that, but the other side hasn’t started to bombard the airwaves and internet with their scare tactics – a strategy that has proven effective in every single state where these amendments have passed.
Today’s polling should call each and every single one of us to take action. We are so very close and the numbers continue to move in our favor. Whether you can donate some time calling potential voters, talk to coworkers and friends about why you’re voting no or put a yard sign up to proclaim your stance – all of these things are helping.
With defeat of this anti-marriage amendment so close, we cannot afford to stop now. Thank you to everyone that has stood One Day United today. May we continue to encourage the conversation right up until election day.
Together, we can defeat this. Stand with me, Minnesota and let’s tell the world that we are voting NO!
Note: For detailed polling breakdown data, check out this link.