The Maine People’s Resource Center, which is affiliated with the liberal-leaning Maine People’s Alliance, released the latest poll related to Tuesday’s ballot questions.
The survey, conducted between Nov. 3-5, asked 722 likely voters to weigh in on Questions 1-4. The margin of error was 3.65 percent.
On Question 1, which deals with keeping or eliminating Election Day registration, 55 percent said they planned to vote yes, which would restore Maine’s 38-year-old practice of allowing voters to register on Election Day. 38 percent said they would vote no.
On Question 2, which asks voters to authorize slot machine facilities in Biddeford and Washington County, 55 percent of those polled said no, while 40 percent said yes.
Things looked worse for Question 3, which asks voters to approve a casino in Lewiston. Two-thirds (66 percent) of voters said they planned to vote no while just 30 percent were in favor.
“At this point, it appears that Maine is poised to vote in favor of Question 1, against Question 2 and strongly against Question 3.” said Mike Tipping, communications director for MPRC. “The actual results may well be closer, especially with late spending on advertising by several campaigns.”
Question 4, a constitutional amendment related to updating Maine’s congressional and legislative redistricting process, continues to stump voters. Of those polled by MPRC, 37.6 percent said yes, 33.5 percent said no and 28.9 percent were undecided.
It’s important to note that MPRC supports Election Day voter registration and has made contributions to the Protect Maine Votes PAC, which urges a “Yes” vote on Question 1.
In addition to the ballot questions, the latest poll asked Mainers’ temperature on Gov. Paul LePage. About 44 percent said they approved of the job he was doing, while 46 percent disapprove. The same poll conducted in May showed the governor with a higher disapproval rating, 53 percent.
Finally, the MPRC poll asked separate questions about support of the tea party and the Occupy Wall Street movement. 28 percent said they supported the tea party; 44 percent supported Occupy Wall Street.