Source: Essygie

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.

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Andy Birkey
Andy Birkey has written for a number of Minnesota and national publications. He founded Eleventh Avenue South which ran from 2002-2011, wrote for the Minnesota Independent from 2006-2011, the American Independent from 2010-2013. His writing has appeared in The Advocate, The Star Tribune, The Huffington Post, Salon, Cagle News Service, Twin Cities Daily Planet, TheUptake, and much more. His writing on LGBT issues, the religious right and social justice has won awards including Best Beat Reporting by the Online News Association, Best Series by the Minnesota chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and an honorable mention by the Sex-Positive Journalism awards.


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