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Voter-ID measure in MN up 12 …

posted at 10:48 am on October 27, 2012 by

… in the new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll:

A proposed constitutional amendment that would require voters to show a government-issued photo ID before casting ballots continues to enjoy support of more than half the state’s voters, a new Star Tribune Minnesota poll has found.

A total of 53 percent of those polled support the amendment, compared to 41 percent who oppose it and 6 percent undecided, the poll found. The survey of 800 randomly selected registered voters who said they are likely to vote was conducted Tuesday through Thursday.

With a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points, the results are similar to those found in September, when 52 percent said they supported the amendment, 44 percent were opposed and 4 percent were undecided.

Two caveats to this:

  1. The Minnesota Poll has a long history of a leftward tilt.  Mitch Berg, who joins us in the GR occasionally as a Salem radio show host (my NARN partner) has long documentation on this issue.  A few months ago, Survey USA showed support for a voter-ID measure at 2:1.
  2. Constitutional amendments in Minnesota require a majority of all ballots cast — and not votes on the question itself – in order to succeed.  An abstention is the same as a “no” vote.  That means the Yes side has to push people to make sure they’ve marked their ballots with a “yes.”  While support may be +12 or 2:1, this can impact the actual results.

No word yet on the polling for the marriage amendment.  Stay tuned.

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Methinks MN has had it with election fraud. I hope their Frankenfraudulent senator is next.

WannabeAnglican on October 27, 2012 at 10:59 AM


gophergirl on October 27, 2012 at 11:07 AM

People, even Mexico requires government issued voter I.D.

We should be ashamed…. For a society that thinks they are so smart I think American are really very stupid…

I am not joking in the least..

Every illegal vote cast is stealing our freedom.

Malicious Voter fraud,ie> intent to influence an election :

Loss of voter privileges for 10 years.

$10,000 fine per incident.

1 year in State of Federal prison.

Felony conviction.

result, 99% reduction in fraudulent vote.. case closed.

RockyJ. on October 27, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Does it matter? The courts will nullify it anyways.

astonerii on October 27, 2012 at 11:46 AM

The Minnesota Poll has a long history of a leftward tilt.

Garbage poll from a garbage newspaper.

More likely a FOR 56% Against 41% and a handfull of undecided.

I’ll bet that the Marriage Amendment is the above the fold Strib story tomorrow, with a 48-48 tie.

(Meaning YES 53% NO 45%)

Bruno Strozek on October 27, 2012 at 12:01 PM

Yes! Maybe there is hope for this state yet!

mnmom on October 27, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Yes! Maybe there is hope for this state yet!

mnmom on October 27, 2012 at 12:12 PM

The fact that either proposed measure is above water in the state that supported Mondale suggests that there is indeed good reason for hope. Real hope, that is, not $16T-debt-and-8%-unemployment “Hope (TM)”

Mr. Prodigy on October 27, 2012 at 3:07 PM