Did you guys read the The Daily Brief this morning from the BDN's political team?
They reported on a new poll from Critical Insights (Maine's longest running polling organization) which recently found that Question 2 had 69 percent support among likely voters. Game over, folks. Even if the race tightens in the final few days (as it surely will), there's no way to reverse an advantage like that. In an electoral race between candidates, you can always hope for a monumental gaffe at the last minute which would dramatically shrink the front-runner's support. But in an issue-based referendum, that can't happen.
Republicans should start thinking about ways to block implementation through executive orders, but that's unlikely to work, given Janet Mills' previous refusal to defend LePage's actions and her need to bolster her progressive credentials ahead of the Democratic primary.
70,000 (probably more, if history is any guide) Mainers get health insurance. Maybe that's not so bad.