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Poll: Maine Anti-Gay Marriage Measure Facing Defeat

Buried in this poll on Maine political attitudes is a question on the Nov. 3 same-sex marriage referendum that does not auger well for gay marriage opponents.

Elisa Mueller
Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | Oct 14, 2009

Buried in this poll on Maine political attitudes is a question on the Nov. 3 same-sex marriage referendum that does not auger well for gay marriage opponents. Question 1, which would roll back legal gay marriage in the state, is trailing 52-43. Catholic voters support the measure, but only by a seven-point margin. Last month, Maggie Gallagher of the National Organization for Marriage told me that she was confident that the question would pass.

The best news for traditional marriage activists is this: 76 percent of voters “believe that if the gay marriage law is upheld it will result in gay marriage being taught in Maine schools.” That “save the children” message has been key to the “Yes on 1″ campaign. But with less than three weeks before the vote, the “No on 1″ campaign has the upper hand.

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Elisa Mueller | Elisa Mueller was born in Kansas City, Missouri, to a mother who taught reading and a father who taught film. As a result, she spent an excessive amount of her childhood reading books and watching movies. She went to the University of Kansas for college, where she earned bachelor's degrees in English and journalism. She moved to New York City and worked for Entertainment Weekly magazine for ten years, visiting film sets all over the world.


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