Baldacci, Gay Rights, Patriots Do Well in Poll - Bush and Eagles Get Cool Reception
The BDN reports on a Strategic Marketing Services state-wide poll released yesterday.
67% of those polled rated Baldacci's performance as governor as either good or excellent. The poll also found that 69% of Mainers supported at least same-sex civil unions and more than half of those supported full marriage rights. Support for Bush's partial privatization of Social Security was at 24%. 79% of those surveyed predicted the Patriots would win the superbowl.
The poll surveyed 400 Mainers and was conducted between Jan. 24 and Jan. 29. It has a 4.9 percent margin of error.
In tangentially related news, Baldacci has hired a new spokesman (AP story here).
Former freelance reporter Lynn Kippax of Kennebunkport will become Gov. John Baldacci's chief spokesman as of Monday, the administration announced.
Kippax will replace Lee Umphrey, who has headed the governor's communications office since Baldacci took office in 2003. Umphrey will oversee the governor's constituent services staff and become legislative liaison for Baldacci.
Kippax's website is www.kippax.com.
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