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WonderGrunion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-26-09 12:59 PM
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Majority Want to Keep Maine's Gay Marriage Law, Poll Finds
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A new poll shows strong support for maintaining the state's new gay marriage law. The poll, conducted last week by Pan Atlantic SMS, also found dwindling support for the tax-and-spending cap initiative known as TABOR 2.

Pan Atlantic's Patrick Murphy says the survey of 400 likely voters found 53 percent opposing Question 1, which would repeal Maine's gay marriage law, while 42 percent favor the measure and six percent remain undecided. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.9 percent.

Murphy says Question 1 is getting a different reaction in Maine's two congressional districts, with voters in the 1st District favoring the measure by a 20 point spread, while voters in the 2nd District remain nearly equally divided. He says among the state's Catholic voters, the measure has a narrow margin of support, 49 to 46 percent.

Equal marriage rights is now ahead by 11 points with only a week until the election. I think my state is ready to make history again.
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  -Majority Want to Keep Maine's Gay Marriage Law, Poll Finds WonderGrunion  Oct-26-09 12:59 PM   #0 
  - Don't be complacent. n/t  NOW tense   Oct-26-09 01:02 PM   #1 
  - Agreed, we aren't going to have a Prop 8 repeat up here.  WonderGrunion   Oct-26-09 01:07 PM   #3 
  - Way to go, Maine!  SPedigrees   Oct-26-09 01:04 PM   #2 
  - I see this election as a tipping point for marriage equality.  WonderGrunion   Oct-26-09 01:09 PM   #4 
     - I do too  tabbycat31   Oct-26-09 01:26 PM   #6 
        - Equality opponents aren't just fighting against rights anymore  WonderGrunion   Oct-26-09 01:35 PM   #7 
           - Very true. Something everyone should keep in mind. nt  SPedigrees   Oct-26-09 02:12 PM   #9 
              - But, you're right. We still need to fight like hell.  WonderGrunion   Oct-26-09 03:33 PM   #14 
  - Kick for great news on equal rights legislation.  WonderGrunion   Oct-26-09 01:21 PM   #5 
  - And another kick  WonderGrunion   Oct-26-09 01:53 PM   #8 
  - Celebrate good projections AND donate to help make them come true!  Blue State Blues   Oct-26-09 02:31 PM   #10 
  - Absolutely! The GOTV effort will need a bunch of money to succeed  WonderGrunion   Oct-26-09 03:07 PM   #12 
  - This is almost were the pre-Prop 8 polls had it going into the election  FreeState   Oct-26-09 02:36 PM   #11 
  - The good thing this time  WonderGrunion   Oct-26-09 03:13 PM   #13 
  - Too bad it probably wouldn't pass in my state.  glen123098   Oct-26-09 03:36 PM   #15 
     - Which state do you live in?  WonderGrunion   Oct-26-09 04:03 PM   #16 
        - I live in Illinois  glen123098   Oct-26-09 04:04 PM   #17 
           - I think you have a good chance at marriage equality  WonderGrunion   Oct-26-09 04:07 PM   #18 

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