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Minnesota Marriage Poll: Dead Heat

Minnesota's marriage referendum stands at a dead heat.
According to the poll, 47 percent of those surveyed said they favored the amendment and 46 opposed it. The difference is well within the poll's margin of error, which was 4.3 percent, according to KSTP. Seven percent of those polled said they were undecided. Neither KSTP nor SurveyUSA released the methodology of the latest poll Wednesday, though a SurveyUSA survey on the amendment in September was a telephone poll -- of both cellphones and residential phones -- of 700 Minnesotans. The results of that poll favored the amendment, with 50 percent in favor and 43 percent opposed, according to SurveyUSA's website.
Minnesota amendments must exceed 50% of all ballots cast to be approved.  Skipping the question, as some voters tend to do, counts as a "no" vote.  There's still hope.

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