A new Public Policy Poll of Maine voters shows that marriage equality retains strong support in the state almost three months after its passage, and a month after gay and lesbian couples began marrying in the state:
53% of Maine voters think same-sex marriage should be allowed in the state while 43% think it should not. When asked whether the legalization of same-sex marriage in Maine had a positive or negative impact on their life, or it has not had an impact at all, 61% said it has had no impact at all while 17% said it has had a positive impact and 22% said it has had a negative impact.
“78% of Maine voters- including a majority of people who voted against it in November- say that gay marriage being legal in the state is not having an adverse impact on their lives,” said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling. “For all the debate over the years it’s turning out not to be a big deal for the vast majority of voters in the state.”
That’s a slight uptick from the final Maine marriage equality poll before the 2012 election, when 52% supported marriage equality in Maine and 45% opposed it.