Polls Tightening In Maine Marriage Equality Vote, But Majority Still Support

Two new polls in Maine today show the marriage equality referendum closer, but LGBT advocates still in the lead. A Public Policy Polling survey found 52 percent of Mainers back Question 1, which would legalize marriage equality, compared to 44 percent opposed. Interestingly, PPP notes that opposition drops to 40 percent “When we ask simply whether or not voters think same sex marriage should be legal.” Meanwhile, a poll from the Maine People’s Resource Center found 53 percent supported the measure with 43 percent opposed.