They were asked:
Question 1 - "Do you want to reject the new law that lets same-sex couples marry and allows individuals and religious groups to refuse to perform these marriages?" If today was Election Day, how would you vote on this issue?
- 40.9% would vote YES
- 2.0% lean YES
- 50.6% would vote NO
- 1.2% lean NO
- 5.2% are undecided
More voters in the 2nd Congressional District would vote YES (51.8%), while fewer in the 1st Congressional District would vote YES (34.2%). While 64.3% of Republicans would vote YES, only 24.2% of Democrats would, with a surprising 42.6% of Independents saying they would vote YES.This is good news, but it could also have dire consequences for us.
And of Catholics surveyed, 50.0% responded that they would vote YES, while 42.7% would vote NO, with 7.3% undecided.
Yesterday, the NO on 1/Protect Maine Equality announced how much it has raised thus far, and it turns out they have out raised the opposition by $1.1 million. The Yes on 1 responded by freaking out and blasting an email to supporters begging for more money. And now they can wail that they're behind in the polls, which will urge even more people to donate. So expect the LDS and Catholic church and the National Organization for Marriage to fork over more chunks of change.
Remember last year when the NO on 8 campaign announced we were running behind and needed funds, and floods of donations came in? Don't underestimate the opposition - they're about to get a lot of money by proclaiming the same thing.
With three weeks left before elections, anything can happen.
We need to keep donating money and time to the NO on 1 campaign. Donate to Maine's moneybomb! The goal is to raise as much money as possible by midnight October 15, the deadline for reporting numbers.
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Don't let the same people who passed Prop 8 do the same damage in Maine!