New poll suggests Maine split on upcoming gay marriage vote

Maine EqualityIn a new poll released Friday by the polling organization Research 2000 and the political Web site, 48 percent of those surveyed said they’d vote to repeal the law and 46 percent said they would vote to keep it on the books.

With a margin of error of plus or minus 4 points, the issue is at a statistical dead heat.

According to information released with the poll, 600 likely voters were contacted between Monday and Wednesday this week and asked how they’d vote if elections were held today.

Unlike New Hampshire, which passed a gay marriage law last June as Maine did, Maine has a provision for a “citizens veto.” If those opposed to a law gather certified voter signatures equal to 10 percent of those who voted in the last gubernatorial election, or just over 55,000, a repeal measure is put on a statewide ballot.

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