A new poll indicates that Mainers’ acceptance of same-sex marriage has increased significantly since the November vote, but an opponent cautions against making too much of numbers from Raleigh, N.C.-based Public Policy Polling. In November, with just 47 percent of voters opposing the referendum to legalize gay marriage, the law was passed at the polls. The Public Policy Polling poll — released in late August — shows that opposition to gay marriage has declined to 38 percent since then.
From the survey:
80% of respondents said the legalization of same-sex marriage has had a positive or no impact on their lives so far. 32% of people who described their race as “other” and 29% of 18-29-year-olds said same-sex marriage has negatively impacted them.
Just as we’ve always said.