Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #18953
 
In Minnesota, Marriage Amendment Supported:

* Minnesota's marriage amendment is supported 5:4, backed by 61% of Republicans, 72% of conservatives. Two previous SurveyUSA polls showed the measure ahead by 11 points in May 2011, ahead by 6 points in November 2011, compared to today, February 2012, ahead by 8 points.

* An amendment that would designate Minnesota as a "right to work" state is supported 2:1, backed by rich and poor, educated and less-educated.

* An amendment to require voters to show a Photo ID is backed 3:1, with majority support among Democrats, Republicans and Independents.

Cell-phone respondents and home-phone respondents included in this research: SurveyUSA interviewed 600 Minnesota adults 01/31/12 through 02/02/12. Of the adults, 542 were registered to vote. This research was conducted using blended sample, mixed mode. Respondents reachable on a home telephone (78% of registered voters) were interviewed on their home telephone in the recorded voice of a professional announcer. Respondents unreachable on a home telephone (22% of registered voters) were shown a visual questionnaire on their smartphone, tablet, laptop or other electronic device. In this research, cell-phone and home phone respondents differ on the marriage amendment. Cell-phone respondents are 17 points opposed to an amendment that defines marriage as between one man and one woman. Home-phone respondents are 15 points in favor of the amendment. When the two groups are proportionally blended, the amendment is favored 47% to 39%, as reported here.

 
An amendment to the Minnesota Constitution on the ballot defines marriage as between one man and one woman. Will you vote FOR the amendment? Against the amendment? Or not vote on the measure?
542 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+Cell Phone / LanParty AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependYesNoConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome ColCollege < $40K$40K - $> $80KTwin CitS MNW MNNE MN
Vote For47%52%42%38%48%48%58%43%52%35%50%61%31%55%69%45%72%44%22%54%46%45%51%48%42%42%55%53%55%
Vote Against39%38%40%44%38%38%33%41%36%52%35%26%54%32%13%42%17%43%60%28%39%44%35%37%48%44%33%30%32%
Not Vote10%8%11%9%9%12%8%9%11%8%10%9%10%9%4%10%7%9%13%16%10%7%12%10%6%8%9%17%10%
Not Sure4%2%6%9%6%2%0%7%1%6%4%4%5%3%14%3%4%4%5%1%6%4%3%5%3%6%3%0%3%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%49%51%27%25%30%17%52%48%22%78%23%38%37%7%87%27%48%22%18%35%47%25%46%29%59%13%14%14%
 
 
2If an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution were on the ballot that would designate Minnesota as a "right to work" state, meaning it would be easier for workers to opt out of unions and union dues, how would you vote?
542 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+Cell Phone / LanParty AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependYesNoConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome ColCollege < $40K$40K - $> $80KTwin CitS MNW MNNE MN
Vote For55%54%56%54%64%51%49%59%50%57%54%77%40%57%76%54%75%53%35%51%52%59%48%53%62%54%56%63%49%
Vote Against24%30%19%15%18%32%35%17%33%14%27%8%32%27%18%26%11%28%32%21%25%24%14%27%28%25%22%18%30%
Not Vote9%8%11%10%8%12%7%9%10%7%10%7%14%6%1%9%6%10%12%16%12%5%15%11%4%8%9%11%15%
Not Sure12%9%14%21%10%6%9%15%7%22%9%8%15%10%5%11%8%9%21%12%11%12%23%10%6%13%13%8%5%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%49%51%27%25%30%17%52%48%22%78%23%38%37%7%87%27%48%22%18%35%47%25%46%29%59%13%14%14%
 
 
3If an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution were on the ballot that would require voters to show photo I.D.'s in order to vote on Election Day, how would you vote?
542 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+Cell Phone / LanParty AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependYesNoConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome ColCollege < $40K$40K - $> $80KTwin CitS MNW MNNE MN
Vote For70%66%73%71%77%68%60%74%65%76%68%83%58%74%86%68%88%69%49%63%72%71%69%68%71%69%69%74%69%
Vote Against23%26%20%16%20%26%31%18%28%14%25%10%33%21%10%25%6%23%43%23%22%24%20%24%25%24%23%22%20%
Not Vote4%4%3%6%2%2%5%4%3%5%3%4%5%2%4%4%3%2%7%7%2%3%4%4%1%3%4%1%8%
Not Sure4%5%3%7%0%4%3%4%4%5%4%4%4%3%0%4%3%6%1%6%5%2%6%4%3%4%5%3%3%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%49%51%27%25%30%17%52%48%22%78%23%38%37%7%87%27%48%22%18%35%47%25%46%29%59%13%14%14%