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The State of Marriage in Maine: Polling

September 19, 2009

DailyKos released a poll yesterday on the state of Question 1 in Maine (“Yes” repeals marriage equality).  Overall, it’s a statistical dead-heat with 48% for repealing equality and 46% for enacting marriage equality (margin of error of 4%).  Seacoast Online has a good description of the breakdown:

The poll released Friday indicates more men are in favor of repeal and more women in favor of the law. In the more liberal First Congressional District, the split was 45 percent in favor of repeal to 50 percent in favor of the law. In the more conservative Second District, those numbers were flopped, by 51 to 42 percent. In a state with a high percentage of independent voters, 45 percent favored repeal and 52 percent did not.

But with 74 percent of Republicans favoring repeal at this point, according to pollsters, even though “independents favor gay marriage, (it’s) not enough to help offset that massive wave of opposition coming from Republicans.”

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