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|Poll: Mainers poised to endorse marriage equality|
|by Ryan Watkins|
|June 18, 2012 14:06|
WBUR, Boston's NPR radio station, released its findings from a recent poll on the upcoming elections in Maine. Among the questions asked was whether or not participants favored a referendum that would legalize same-sex marriage. 55 percent of those polled favored the referendum, while only 36 percent were opposed.
From the poll:
Maine’s referendum legalizing same-sex marriage appears likely to pass: WBUR’s poll follows national polls, which show increasing acceptance of same-sex marriage. The WBUR poll shows Democrats and independents favor the measure, while Republicans oppose it.
It's no surprise that the state's Republicans oppose the referendum.
Maine's legislature originally passed same-sex marriage rights in 2009, but a referendum on the issue in November of that year saw the law overturned.
The poll asked a series of questions to 506 likely voters and was conducted by MassINC Polling Group between June 13-14, according to WBUR. The margin of error was 4.4 percentage points.
If Maine's voters support the referendum in the fall, it would be the first time that a state's voters supported giving marriage rights to same-sex couples.
For more information, please visit www.equalitymaine.org.
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