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Maine Newspaper Poll: Slim Majority Think Gay Marriage Will Be Defeated!

 

Before gay marriage activists swamp this poll we thought it was interesting that by a(n unscientific) vote of 236-226 Mainers think Question 1 (gay marriage) will be defeated! This one is going to be close!

Here' are some quotes in the accompanying article from Carroll Conley of Protect Marriage Maine:

Carroll Conley of Protect Marriage Maine, which leads the campaign against Question 1, said that “Whenever people talk about momentum, it has never occurred by voters.” He pointed to a May 2012 vote that amended North Carolina’s constitution to ban gay marriage. The ban passed overwhelmingly, and “If you took out all the voters over 45, it still would have passed by 8 percent,” according to Conley.

... In an Oct. 17 Reuters report, Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage, a leading opponent of gay marriage, argued that pre-election polls are unreliable because the questions are biased.

“If it’s framed as fairness or equality, you see movement,” Conley, of Protect Marriage Maine, said. “If you ask the question of whether marriage should be a union of one man and one woman straight up, the needle doesn’t move as far. If you do polling about the consequences, then we see the numbers down to where they were in 2009.”