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New Maine Poll Shows Support for Gay Marriage, House Incumbents
09/20/2012 11:27 AM ET  

The Maine People's Resource Center poll surveyed 856 registered Maine voters between Sept. 15 and 17.

The Maine People's Resource Center has released another round of results from a poll conducted over the weekend, indicating that a majority of Mainers support legalizing gay marriage, and disapprove of the job Gov. Paul LePage is doing.

The left-leaning group's poll found 54.3 percent disapprove of LePage's handling of his job and 39.1 percent approve, with 6.7 percent unsure, little changed from an earlier MPRC poll conducted in April.

On the same-sex marriage question, 53 percent of those surveyed support legalization and 43.1 oppose it. Only 4 percent are undecided.

In the race for Maine's two U.S. House seats, the poll found strong support for the state's two incumbent Democratic representatives. In the 1st District, Chellie Pingree is winning support from nearly twice as many voters as Republican challenger Jon Courtney, 60.1 to 32 percent, with 7.8 percent undecided.

In the 2nd District, Democrat Mike Michaud has 55.9 percent support and Republican challenger Kevin Raye 37.4 percent. Some 6.7 percent are undecided in that race.

The poll surveyed 856 registered Maine voters Sept. 15 - 17.  It has a margin of error of 3.35 percent.

View the entire MPRC poll.



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