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November 02, 2009


Poll Shows Gay Marriage Law May Be Repealed in Maine

The final Public Policy Polling survey in Maine finds voters favor repealing the state's law legalizing gay marriage by a narrow margin, 51% to 47%.

Two weeks ago, a similar poll found voters deadlocked at 48%.

Analysis: "The measure's fate could be determined by the age composition of the electorate on Tuesday. Senior citizens support it by a 59-40 margin while voters under 30 oppose it 51-48. Last year exit polls showed more voters under 30 turning out for the Presidential election than ones over 65 but we expect seniors to turn out at a much higher rate than younger voters this year, as is often the case in off year elections. If the electorate ends up being younger than we anticipate the fight could be even closer."














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