Poll: 78 Percent Of Maine Voters Unfazed By Same-Sex Marriage Law

A large majority of Maine voters said the measure that legalized same-sex marriage in the state has had no impact on their lives, according to a survey from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling released Friday.

Sixty-one percent of voters said they’ve been unfazed by the same-sex marriage law that passed at the ballot in November, while 17 percent said it’s had a positive impact on their lives and 22 percent said it’s had a negative impact. To look at it another way, nearly 78 percent of Maine voters said the law has not adversely affected them at all. 

Sixty-three percent of Democrats said the law has not affected them, as did 57 percent of Republican voters in the state. 


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