Anti-gay marriage measure trailing in Minnesota

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Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton. - PHOTO: Provided

A new poll shows that a proposed constitutional amendment against gay marriage is trailing in Minnesota, where a month ago voters favored the measure.

The polling, however, remains extremely close – 46 percent of voters support the constitutional ban against gay marriage and 49 percent oppose it. A month ago, support for the amendment was at 48 percent, according to Public Policy Polling.

PPP says the change in the last month has come among independent voters.

In general, 47 percent of voters in Minnesota say they support gay marriage.

And 74 percent of voters – including even 52 percent of Republicans – support some form of legal recognition for gay couples.

A voter ID amendment also is on the ballot, with 51 percent of voters favoring the proposal.

The polling found that Democrats have the edge in the election, Mark Dayton continues to be one of the most popular governors in the country and Al Franken has solid support.