Sharing some sad news tonight: Polling numbers released yesterday show the mean-spirited marriage amendment passing. According to the latest poll released by KSTP/SurveyUSA, the amendment has the needed 50 percent support to pass. Not only that, but historically polling under-represents the number of “yes” voters, so this number is likely to be higher come election day.
With that said, 43 percent of those polled oppose the amendment and another 8 percent of voters are undecided. Compared to a poll released in July from KSTP/SurveyUSA, opposition to the amendment has increased by six percentage points while support has declined by two.
I truly believe that increased opposition is due to all of the hard work volunteers are putting in across this state. Whether you participated in National Night Out, volunteered at the State Fair, canvassed your neighborhood, called voters or had conversations on Facebook or at work, each of us is driving change.
With eight weeks to go until the election, we still have a lot of work to do. I know that many folks are getting tired and are frustrated with today’s results, but we should find motivation in the fact that these numbers continue to shift in a positive direction. Opposition to this mean-spirited amendment continues to grow; we can’t let up now. We must continue to have conversations and help educate voters.
With your help, we will defeat this thing. Let’s show the world that Minnesota says NO to writing discrimination into our constitution. Stand with me and proudly say, “Vote NO!”
Note: The KSTP/SurveyUSA poll has a Margin of error is plus or minus 4.3 percent.