New Poll: Gay Marriage Under 50 Percent in Maine!


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 21, 2012
Contact: Elizabeth Ray or Jen Campbell (703-683-5004)

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) released the following statement after recent gay marriage polling in Maine:

National Organization for Marriage

Recent public polls conducted by Public Policy Polling (PPP) and the Maine People's Resource Center are showing support for gay marriage declining in Maine, despite 3 weeks of as yet unanswered ads. A new internal poll by JMC Analytics and Polling, the first public poll not pushed by a pro-gay marriage source, shows support for gay marriage falling further behind in Maine and under 50% for the first time in months—by a margin of 48% to 44%. As PPP stated, "undecideds" typically vote against gay marriage. JMC's poll confirms that gay marriage is in great trouble in Maine, despite the spending advantage.

"It's worth recalling in September of 2008 polls had Proposition 8 in California down by as much as ten percent, and yet voters in that blue state rejected gay marriage. We expect the voters of Maine will do the same," stated Brian Brown, President of NOM.


To schedule an interview with Brian Brown, President of the National Organization for Marriage, please contact Elizabeth Ray (x130), [email protected], or Jen Campbell (x145), [email protected], at 703-683-5004.

Paid for by The National Organization for Marriage, Brian Brown, president. 2029 K Street NW, Suite 300 Washington, DC 20006, not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee. New § 68A.405(1)(f) & (h).


  1. Rich
    Posted September 21, 2012 at 6:13 pm | Permalink

    The other polls you mention all have support at 53-57%. This has been steady since July.

  2. Michael Worley
    Posted September 21, 2012 at 6:38 pm | Permalink

    52-53%, actually. There hasn't been a recent 57% one.

  3. Dan
    Posted September 22, 2012 at 12:13 am | Permalink

    >>MC's poll confirms that gay marriage is in great trouble in Maine, despite the spending advantage.

    That's because, just as was the case with North Carolina, most people in the great state of Maine know full-well what ssm brings with it. After all, they only need to look to nearby neighbor Massachusetts. They will not be duped by ssm propaganda, no matter how relentlessly it may be hurled at them.