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Poll: Will marriage bans PROPag8?

by Jeremy Hooper

It's a statistical dead heat. But this new Daily Kos/Research 200 poll certainly needs to light a Maine-based fire under our equality-loving arses:

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Daily Kos/Research 2000 Maine Poll [Kos]

The young voter number is of particular concern. While it's the largest majority in the age breakdown, it should be MUCH higher in this state. This block is already an apathetic one, historically. The majority needs to be a lot bigger if we're gonna win this thing.

GET INVOLVED!!!!! Do you really want to go through this again?!


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I hate to say it, but we are probably going to lose this one. Never underestimate the power of hatred.

Posted by: Stojef | Sep 18, 2009 10:12:07 AM

Looks like they should be targeting women voters to tip the scales.

Posted by: Mykelb | Sep 18, 2009 11:25:05 AM

The Bangor Daily News is calling out the Yes on 1 lying liars on their lies.

Still, the repeal proponents have touched on a truth, seemingly in spite of themselves. Gay couples are currently allowed to adopt. And many have children from previous heterosexual relationships. Those children attend our schools, and have for decades. If Sally’s two dads come to an elementary school awards night, or if Billy’s two moms come to the school concert, the relationships may become a topic in the morning circle discussion the next day.

Whether Sally’s or Billy’s same-sex parents are married or living together does not change the discussion the teacher might facilitate. If same-sex marriage remains legal, the teacher would merely be using different terminology than he or she would have used last year or 10 years ago.

So, the question that remains about the repeal proponents is: Are they knowingly misleading people by claiming schools will be forced to teach the details of gay sex, or are they genuinely ignorant that same-sex couples are among us, and that their children are in our schools? Neither speaks well of their argument supporting a yes vote.


Posted by: Dick Mills | Sep 18, 2009 11:43:34 AM

OH MY FREAKING GAWH! Its so damn close. We just need a little push in the equality direction. I wish I didn't use all my vacation time earlier this year. I so would have done this volunteer vacation. I'll just keep donating at this point. I know I don't live in Maine but I wonder if phone banking from Florida is a good idea. I remember hearing that People from Maine don't like it when people from out of state try to tell them what to vote for but considering its about equality, I'm willing to risk it.

Posted by: Sam | Sep 18, 2009 11:45:38 AM

68 percent of Mainers in the Daily Kos poll have a favorable opinion of Barack Obama. I've said it before, but I will say it again, Obama has nothing to lose by weighing in on this initiative, and potentially has a lot to gain by doing so. Lighting a fire in the vicinity of Olympia Snowe's butt could be the difference between meaningful health care reform, and none. And we know that the lying liars are going to use Obama's Prop H8 fence straddling to their advantage, which doesn't benefit Obama, and certainly hurts us.

Posted by: Dick Mills | Sep 18, 2009 11:53:03 AM

One advantage we have on our side is that this won't affect Maine's constitution. If we lose here we can just get the legislator to pass it again.

Posted by: RainbowPhoenix | Sep 18, 2009 12:45:05 PM

If we cannot convince anti-equality people to change their minds, all we can count on is getting most of the undecided on our side. C'mon people, we have 44 days to do something!

Posted by: ---- | Sep 18, 2009 1:03:44 PM

Frankly, a poll with this kind of result from Field would've been more beneficial to the No on 8 campaign. We tend to like to be punched in the mouth before throwing a blow of our own.

But, in the end, I'm not sure campaigns matter as much as people think they do on this subject.

Posted by: Bruno | Sep 20, 2009 2:43:33 PM

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