Poll: 51.8% plan to vote no on question 1

According to new poll data, 51.8 percent of people who plan to vote in November say they will vote no or are leaning in that direction on question 1, the people’s veto of Maine’s same-sex marriage law.

The poll shows that 42.9 percent plan to vote yes, or are leaning that way. And 5.2 percent remain undecided.

A “no” vote would allow the same-sex marriage law to stand. A “yes” vote would overturn the law.

The poll was from Portland-based Pan Atlantic SMS Group, which released its fall Omnibus Poll today. The poll looks at state referendum issues, as well as the governor’s race and national policy questions.

According to Pan Atlantic, the survey is of 401 Mainers who identified themselves as “likely” voters in the Nov. 3 election. The margin of error is plus or minus 4.9 percent at the 95 percent confidence level.

On question 2, the excise tax question, 48.3 percent said they’d support it or are leaning that way, while 46.1 percent said they’d vote against it, or are leaning that way. The firm said 5.5 percent are still undecided.

On the question to repeal Maine’s school consolidation law, 46.1 percent said they supported it or were leaning that way, while 41.1 percent were voting against it, or leaning that way. There were still 12.7 percent undecided.

And on the TABOR II question, 52.8 percent were in favor, or leaning that way, while 38.7 percent were opposed, or leaning that way. There were 8.5 percent of respondents who were undecided, the survey said.

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