The latest St. Norbert College poll on the same sex marriage ban amendment looks pretty much like all the other polls. And that indicates people have already made up their minds.
The St. Norbert poll says 51-per cent favor the amendment. 44 per cent do not. 5-per cent don't know and there's a margin of error of plus or minus 5-per cent.
Kathy Cramer Walsh has been following this question from her UW political science office. It's that margin of error that she says makes it difficult to tell if the amendment's opponents or supporters are ahead.
The poll numbers also tell her most people made up their minds on the marriage issue early and are not likely to change. It's one of those issues, she says, that people react to from the gut. They don't need many details to form an opinion and that opinion is an intense one.
Not that either side should give up campaigning for their cause. Cramer Walsh says the polls are as tight as they are because of the heavy campaigning on both sides. It's also been a fairly clean campaign. Cramer Walsh says “Compared to the governor's race, yes indeed.”