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Poll shows support for Minnesota photo ID amendment

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll shows that Minnesotans tend to favor a constitutional change that would require voters to show government-issued photo IDs before casting ballots, but support for the idea has fallen over the past year.

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Slightly more than half of likely voters polled — 52 percent — support the photo ID amendment while 44 percent oppose it and 4 percent are undecided.

The newspaper reports (http://bit.ly/QsMTU3 ) that support for a photo ID requirement is way down from the 80 percent support in a May 2011 Minnesota Poll, when the issue was debated as a change in state law rather than as a constitutional amendment.

The poll's margin of error is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. It surveyed 800 likely voters between Sept. 17 and 19.

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Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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