KSTP Reports Actual Lead Could Be as Much as 7%
Minneapolis, MN – Today, a new SurveyUSA/KSTP poll shows the Marriage Protection Amendment holding a lead among likely voters by 47% to 46%. The survey found that 47% of voters would vote for the amendment while 46% would vote against it, 7% undecided.
“We are encouraged with this new SurveyUSA/KSTP poll showing continued support for protecting marriage as the union of one man and one woman,” said John Helmberger, Chairman of Minnesota for Marriage. “We always knew this would be a close race and strongly encourage our supporters to get out and work extra hard over the next 19 days to make sure that Minnesota is the 32nd state to pass a marriage protection amendment. In fact, we are seeing a huge surge of support from voters.”
KSTP also reported on a new study of 167 polls in 30 states showing that the lead could be closer to 7% because of a pattern of voters giving pollsters what they believe to be a politically correct response by saying they oppose, rather than support, the amendment. Other pollsters agree. Recently, the Director of Public Policy Polling said that he does not “believe polls showing majority support for gay marriage” because “any time there is a vote, it doesn’t back it up.”
“We aren’t relying on speculation,” said Helmberger. “We are certain that the combination of our TV ads, the surge we are seeing in churches, and the sacrificial hard work of our grassroots network will finish the job and preserve marriage as between one man and one woman in our constitution where judges and politicians can’t meddle with it.”
“When it comes time to vote, most Minnesotans agree that men and women are made for each other,” said Helmberger. “Through marriage, men and women come together to form one union, not only for the benefit of the couple, but for the benefit of children.”
“This is about who will decide the definition of marriage in Minnesota,” said Helmberger. “We believe, as do most Minnesotans, that the voters should decide. Our opponents think that it should be decided by judges and politicians whenever the please.”
“We encourage our supporters to tell everyone they know to VOTE YES on the Marriage Protection Amendment and that not voting on the amendment will actually be counted as a ‘no’ vote. There will be no neutral on this issue,” he concluded.