A Maine Surprise: Could Marriage Supporters Score an Electoral College Vote for Romney?


A statewide poll of Maine by critical insights shows Obama under 50% support, leading Romney by only 7 points.

Maine apportions its electoral votes by congressional district, and in Maine's 2nd district dem-leaning PPP has Romney only down by 5 points.

Republicans have sent a mailer into this area informing voters that "only one candidate supports traditional marriage: Mitt Romney."

Pundits are already pointing out the advantage Romney is gaining from pro-Amendment 1 supporters in Minnesota.

Could the wave of voters showing up to vote no on Question 1 (gay marriage) tomorrow also carry Romney to a win in Maine's 2nd district?

We don't know but it will be fascinating to find out tomorrow.


  1. Preserve Marriage
    Posted November 6, 2012 at 7:09 pm | Permalink

    If Romney is elected, DOMA will remain the law of the land, and the 2-1 'majority' decision of the Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeal will be overturned. Proposition 8 will stand, reaffirming the right of over 7 million Californians to amend their Constitution to include that "only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California."

  2. Sven Olson
    Posted November 7, 2012 at 12:05 am | Permalink

    RIP N.O.M Maine, not so much.

  3. catholicpup
    Posted November 7, 2012 at 2:49 am | Permalink

    To answer the question in your heading:

    I guess not.

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