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ME: Marriage (Kos 10/26-28)


DailyKos.com (D) / Research 2000
10/26-28/09; 600 likely voters, 4% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
(Kos release)

Maine

Favorable / Unfavorable
Susan Collins: 49 / 43
Olympia Snowe: 50 / 44
Barack Obama: 67 / 25

As you may know, there will be one question on the ballot this November in Maine addressing the issue of same-sex unions. In part, it will read "Do you want to reject the new law that lets same-sex couples marry?" A "YES" vote takes away the right of same-sex couples to marry. A "NO" vote keeps the right of same-sex couples to marry. If the election were held today, would you vote YES or NO on this question?
47% Yes, 48% No (chart)

Regardless of how you might vote, do you favor or oppose allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry legally?
49% Favor, 48% Oppose

 

Comments
IdahoMulato:

This is dead heat and will go either way. I don't really care about whichever way it goes though. To me marriage should be defined as between a man and a woman. "And a man will leave his mother and father and be joined to his wife ...."

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Stillow:

That is fine you feel that way, but don't tell others how to live, its none of your business who one marries.

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Aaron_in_TX:

the favorables for Snowe and Collins are 10 points lower than other ME polls.

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The Moderator:

Aaron, I also found the approval rating for the Senators a bit odd.

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The Moderator:

It's a strange day when I'm seeing eye-to-eye with Stillow.

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havoc:

Stillow:

Does the libertarian in you also favor legal prostitiution, adult incest or polygamy? Socitey has allways deemed certain behaviors as preferencial and others as off limits.

If people vote for it so be it. Worked in Sodom.

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Farleftandproud:

With Obama at 67 percent and Snow and Collins less popular in their own state, I think the Dems should play with the idea of finding a strong candidate for a future senate race. Unlike PA, Maine voters are loyal and tend not to like a lot of change. Snowe and Collins did a super job during the Bush years and broke from the conservative base a lot. I hand them a lot of credit. I think if Snowe and Collins don't vote for some sort of public option than it may be time for the Dems to find a credible opponent for them. Lincoln Chafee was defeated in 2006 because he had broken from Bush alot, but in a state where people can't afford fiscal conservativism that is still going to favor the rich, Whitehouse was a much better choice. Snowe has spoken from different sides of her mouth and says she wants to be on the right side of history, but she has to keep her word. She needs to be on the right side of history rather than the "RIGHT" side of history.

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Farleftandproud:

The fact Maine is even having a ballot question like this is ridiculous. If this fails to pass, I encourage gay people who want to be respected and treated equally and marry, move west to Vermont. This state wouldn't dare to ever put anything as contreversial as gay rights on the ballot. The courts voted overwhelmingly to allow gays to marry and even though the GOP governor tried to veto it, the huge majority of Dems and progressives in the state legislature overroad it. We need more people in this state. You'll be treated like anyone else here.

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Farleftandproud:

Maine needs it's own Howard Dean to reshape things!!!

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lat:

Hey Stillow,

For once you and I agree on something. I strongly second your comment.

Havoc,

Yes I favor legal prostitution. What one does with their body is their business. It is thining like you just showed that will keep me voting democratic from now until hell freezes over.

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Shassy:

@ Stillow: Amazing stuff. I guess you are not social/religious conservative. Good comment though.

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Stillow:

We all have the fundamental right to live the way we want as long as it brings no harm to someone else. Who I marry is none of your business, but that also includes none of your business if I own a firearm or not or how much money I earn.........

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RAG2:

For once, Stillow, I agree with you. Maybe you're not so bad after all.

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sjt22:

@ Farleft

Actually gay people in Maine want this NOT to pass. They already have the right to marry in Maine, and if this passes it would take that right away a la Prop 8 in CA.

And not to pile on the sudden Stillow lovefest too much, but I'm reminded that 1 time out of 100 I happen to agree with him. As for prostitution, Havoc, plenty of societies both historical and modern have no problem with making it legal, either explicitly or implicitly.

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