Poll suggests Maine anti-gay marriage measure facing defeat
Buried in this poll on Maine political attitudes is a question on the Nov. 3 same-sex marriage referendum that does not auger well for gay marriage opponents. Question 1, which would roll back legal gay marriage in the state, is trailing 52-43. Catholic voters support the measure, but only by a seven-point margin. Last month, Maggie Gallagher of the National Organization for Marriage told me that she was confident that the question would pass.
The best news for traditional marriage activists is this: 76 percent of voters “believe that if the gay marriage law is upheld it will result in gay marriage being taught in Maine schools.” That “save the children” message has been key to the “Yes on 1″ campaign. But with less than three weeks before the vote, the “No on 1″ campaign has the upper hand.
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