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Poll: Good News on Question 1

Timothy Kincaid

October 27th, 2009

From the Bangor Daily News:

In the most closely watched race on the Nov. 3 ballot, Question 1, the latest survey results from Portland-based Pan Atlantic SMS Group show the effort to repeal Maine’s same-sex marriage law trailing.

Roughly 40 percent of respondents indicated they would vote to repeal versus 52 percent in support of allowing same-sex couples to marry. That is a slightly larger gap than a Pan Atlantic poll from earlier this month.

But polls don’t decide elections; voter turnout decides elections. So please do everything you can to help Mainers in their efforts to keep freedom and equality as more cherished values rather than bigotry and oppression.

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Leonard Drake
October 27th, 2009 | LINK

I am repeating [most of] the same message I posted concerning the poll results in Washington regarding WA R-71, as it is also relevant here:

I always fear that faithful flocks in overwhelming numbers, aided by church busses and vans, will go to the booths in overwhelming numbers, as usual, and make the results of polls obsolete.

I pray/hope this will not be the case this time, but too often, this scenario has been proven true … time and time again.

Alex
October 27th, 2009 | LINK

I want to be encouraged by this, but the conservative outcry over the Matthew Shepard Act has put me in a cynical mood this week. It’s reminded me of how irrational, fearful, and just plain stupid our opposition really is. They will vote how they are told to vote; common sense plays no part in their twisted little fantasy world.

Penguinsaur
October 27th, 2009 | LINK

So why exactly are all the ads on the front page of this site ‘Yes on 1′ ads? They even have the utterly unsubtle insinuation that the evil gayz are coming after our children. I know they pick these by keywords, a message board I go to is full of Ann Cooulter ads because she’s made fun of so much, but it seems like you could set it so you don’t get ads from hate groups.

Christopher Waldrop
October 28th, 2009 | LINK

Penguinsaur, maybe it’s better to let hate groups waste their money here. I’m not going to click on ‘em and give ‘em any advertising revenue, and, aside from the occasional troll who might, I doubt many readers here will. Perhaps they’re not losing money by advertising here, but they’re not making any either.

Christopher Waldrop
October 28th, 2009 | LINK

Oops…I’ve misunderstood where the money goes to when you click on the ads. Please allow me to revise my previous statement: by all means, click away.

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