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TABOR 2 Polls Reach Different Conclusions About Support for Initiative
10/29/2009 12:10 PM ET  

A new poll shows the measure slightly ahead, but an earlier one indicates that support has declined substantially.

A new poll shows Maine voters closely split over whether to approve a proposed Tapayer Bill of Rights on the November ballot. The poll, by Critical Insights, found 47 percent willing to vote "yes" on Question 4, while 45 percent say they'll vote "no." Eight percent remain undecided. The poll's margin of error is four percent.

"It shows that it's a neck and neck race, and it seems like a majority of taxpayers seem to recognize that it's important for them to put Maine's fiscal future into their own hands," says Tarren Bragdon of the Maine Heritage Policy Center, which wrote the referendum question and hired Critical Insights to poll voters.

Another poll released Monday by Pan Atlantic S-M-S indicated that support for the initiative had declined from a 14 percentage point lead to nearly seven percent behind. That poll has a margin of error of nearly five percent.



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