By Libby Ryan
A poll of likely Minnesota voters shows votes split on the marriage amendment.
Minnesota voters are split 49 percent in favor of the constitutional amendment defining marriage as only the union between one man and one women to 47 percent opposed to the amendment, according to a poll by the Star Tribune.
"It's clearly an incredibly close race and will be a dead heat down to Election Day," said Richard Carlbom, campaign manager for Minnesotans United for All Families. The organization recently released an advertisement to promote opposition for the amendment targeting conservative voters.
The advertisement depicts a Republican Catholic couple who have changed their minds and chosen to support gay marriage.
"Times change. I've thought about it more," said a Richfield man in the ad.
The poll showed the movement to pass the amendment to have a slight lead over the opposition but they lack the 50 percent majority they need in order for the amendment to pass.
"We are in good shape and reinforces our belief that if we execute our game plan, we will pass the amendment," said Frank Schubert, who leads the effort for Minnesota for Marriage. lacks the 50 percent it needs to pass the amendment.