Main | Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Maine Poll: Marriage Vote In Dead Heat

According to a just released poll, the fight to retain marriage equality in Maine is essentially tied.
According to new poll data, 51.8 percent of people who plan to vote in November say they will vote no or are leaning in that direction on question 1, the people’s veto of Maine’s same-sex marriage law. The poll shows that 42.9 percent plan to vote yes, or are leaning that way. And 5.2 percent remain undecided. A “no” vote would allow the same-sex marriage law to stand. A “yes” vote would overturn the law. The poll was from Portland-based Pan Atlantic SMS Group, which released its fall Omnibus Poll today. The poll looks at state referendum issues, as well as the governor’s race and national policy questions. According to Pan Atlantic, the survey is of 401 Mainers who identified themselves as “likely” voters in the Nov. 3 election. The margin of error is plus or minus 4.9 percent at the 95 percent confidence level.
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