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Portland Press Herald poll results

Gov. Paul LePage’s vetos of MaineCare expansion bills in the Legislature will have little effect on a plurality of voters’ decisions about supporting him in the governor’s election, according to a poll conducted in mid-June for the Portland Press Herald by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center. The poll found that welfare reform, another focus in the last session of the Legislature, is an issue that sharply divides voters. It’s a statistical toss-up over whether welfare does more good or more harm, and whether most welfare recipients need the help they get. Women and Democrats tend to look more favorably on welfare, while men and Republicans are less likely to see it as beneficial and something that people need. The poll of 625 randomly selected Maine adults was conducted by landline and cell phones from June 12-18. It has a margin of error for all respondents of plus or minus 3.9 percent.
Gov. Paul LePage vetoed MaineCare expansion bills in the Legislature. Does this make you more or less likely to vote for him, or will it have little impact on your vote?
Does Welfare Do More Harm Than Good Or More Good Than Harm?
Do Most Welfare Recipients Need The Assistance They Receive?