54/41. That’s the margin by which Maine voters now support full marriage equality according to a new PPP poll. This is the same result obtained in an earlier poll by EqualityMaine. The new poll contains some remarkable information; the margin of support for marriage equality among independent voters has rocketed up from 46/52 a mere three years ago to 57/36 now, while Republican voters’ support hasn’t changed much at all.
It looks like Maine may be the first state to enact marriage equality by voter referendum. We still have the same question: With voters changing their minds about equal rights for their neighbors, will the opponents of equality also be changing their minds about letting the people vote?