Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Marriage Amendment Vote Could Be Closer Than Expected

SurveyUSA has released a poll done for KWCH in Wichita on the so-called marriage amendment to the Kansas Constitution. The poll was taken March 19-20.

"The marriage contract is to be considered in law as a civil contract. Marriage shall be constituted by one man and one woman only. All other marriages are declared to be contrary to the public policy of this state and are void. No relationship, other than a marriage, shall be recognized by the state as entitling the parties to the rights or incidents of marriage."

If you were standing in the voting booth right now, would you vote "Yes", to amend the state constitution? Or "No", to leave the constitution unchanged?

No 42

1800 Kansas adults were interviewed by telephone 3/18-3/20. Of them, 1614 were registered to vote. Of them, 465 were judged to be "likely" voters

Survey USA analysis is that "Those who favor the Amendment are more certain to vote than those who do not. If voter turnout is high, the margin of victory will be closer, but the Amendment will still pass."

Equality Kansas has a statement arguing that the Amendment "isn't what you think" but I think these Top 10 Reasons to Oppose the Amendment from the Mainstream Coalition might be more persuasive.

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