Gay Rights Poll
61% of Mainers support the new anti-discrimination law.
The Market Decisions poll released last week shows 36 percent strongly support the new law, which amends the state's Human Rights Act. Twenty-five percent somewhat support the change. Eight percent somewhat oppose and 17 percent strongly oppose the addition, according to the survey.
Fourteen percent were unsure.
Gender appeared to be an indicator of support with 65 percent of women backing the change compared to 56 percent of men.
The survey also found support was strongest among southern Maine residents (69 percent) and college graduates (72 percent.)
The survey of 402 Maine residents was conducted during the month of April. It has a 5 percent margin of error.
This means little in terms of actual votes. There were similar numbers before each of the last two referendums and yet the religious right still got slightly more pro-discrimination types to the polls.
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