I’ve posted several articles about what polls are saying and what it may mean for the election this fall. A poll out in early June showed “growing opposition” to the constitutional amendment.
The poll results, conducted by Public Policy Polling (PPP), showed 49 percent of Minnesota voters oppose the amendment, while 43 percent support it. While this is good news, I do have some question around how accurate these results may be (just four months ago in the same poll, 44 percent were against the amendment, while 48 percent were in support – that’s almost a swap in a very short time).
Polls oftentimes are misleading going into a vote on this topic. Prop 8 in California was supposed to “lose decisively” yet voters passed it with a 52-48 margin. Hence, while I’m encouraged by this news (as we all should be), it is much too soon to celebrate. Let’s put some additional spread between those numbers in the next poll by having the conversation, talking to friends and co-workers and helping family members understand that this is a civil rights issue about equality.
Come on Minnesota, I know you’re up for it!