July 16, 2012 | by Phil Reese
Maine poll shows majority support for marriage
gay news, Washington Blade

Likely Maine voters support extending marriage rights to same-sex couples 57 to 35 percent in a new poll. (Photo by Smart Destinations via Wikimedia)

PORTLAND, Maine — Likely Maine voters support extending marriage rights to same-sex couples 57 to 35 percent in a new poll, according to the Morning Sentinel.

Voters will head to polls in November to approve a ballot measure that will legalize same-sex marriage in that state, and the poll shows broad support among many groups of voters. However, experts caution that views on the law may not be solidified until closer to the election. The Sentinel reports that polls leading up to the 2009 Question One vote — which ultimately passed, repealing a legislatively passed same-sex marriage law, 53-47 percent — showed the two sides of the question running nearly neck-and-neck.

 

1 Comment
  • This is not a good enough point spread. The issue is going to be decided by heterosexual voters. One group knows that gay marriage won’t affect them adversely. The other group thinks gay marriage will impair their marriages, end western civilization, and incur God’s wrath. Now which group is motivated to take time off from work, stand in a long line, possibly in the rain, and vote on this issue? The majority needs to be a lot larger than 57%. Remember, proposition 8 passed even though the majority of Californians were in favor of marriage equality.

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