A poll by SurveyUSA for KSTP shows that 9 months after same-sex couples gained the right to marry in Minnesota, the state’s voters are still split on whether they support the law.
The poll asked, “Last year the State of Minnesota legalized same-sex marriage. Do you approve or disapprove of that change in state law? Asked of 600 Minnesotans. Of the group 543 are registered voters.”
The poll found that 47 percent of voters approved, 45 percent disapproved, and 7 percent were not sure. The poll had a margin of error or 4.3 percent.
The poll revealed a large generational and geographic split.
64 percent of those under age 34 supported the marriage equality law, while only 36 percent of those over 65 supported it. 55 percent of Twin Cities voters supported the law, while only 35 percent in Southern Minnesota, 38 percent in Northeast, and 41 percent in Western Minnesota supported it.