Question 2 will pass overwhelmingly, poll suggests

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Question 2 will pass overwhelmingly, poll suggests

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.

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I just can't wait for the

I just can't wait for the Dems to somehow blame the massive debt on Republicans or "the rich" or low taxes in a few years. It should be fun to watch.

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Wonder if that would be the

Wonder if that would be the facebook poll that's asks you to take poll on Question 2 and by clicking yes it automatically places you as supporting Question 2?

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No, Robert Reed, it was a

No, Robert Reed, it was a professionally-done cell and landline survey with 609 respondents.

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Liberals and moon-bats and

Liberals and moon-bats and bleeders (same thing?) are brought up to believe in free lunches.

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Same pollsters who had

Same pollsters who had Hillary in a landslide?

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Maine, like most of America,

Maine, like most of America, has been invaded or propagandized into rooting for North Korea or Russian Communist style Socialist society.

We have imported and bred, fed, nurtured and raised our own destruction through ignorant neglect and false good intentions to those who hate our way of life...Radical, Muslims, Democrats et al!

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Oh yes, Critical Insights.

Critical Insights. Owned by Bob Domine of Kennebunkport. No left leaning bias there. FEC Individual Contributions shows he's contributed several times to Chellie Pingree's campaign. But he also gave money to Susan Collins, so that balances it out I guess!

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Watcher, I'm willing to bet

Watcher, I'm willing to bet that between you and your immediate family there isn't a full set of teeth.

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It's always interesting to

It's always interesting to watch how the Left resorts to personal insults when they're unable to respond to the truth.

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Not always ,but usual for

Not always ,but the usual for Smegma and friend.

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Well, the ballots have all

Well, the ballots have all been counted and the polls were right on Question 2... but is anyone really surprised by the outcome?


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The results of the recent

The results of the recent ballot issues in Maine confirms that Americans are just too dumb to be trusted with Democracy. As someone said..."The ballot never asked which government programs shall we cut or which taxes shall we raise to pay for this piece of crap."

They walk among us and they are stupid.

Here is an article bout other State's experience...

Bankrupt me now

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The dumbest vote ever cast by

The dumbest vote ever cast by Mainers was to approve the "People's Referendum". A combination of an ill-informed voter (as planned), deep pocketed promoters, and laws presented in a single sentence, has given us a tyranny of the majority. Exactly what the founders designed our republic to avoid.

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I couldn't agree more.

I couldn't agree more.

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Will be interesting to see

Will be interesting to see how this plays out. According to the constitution spending measures originate in the legislature not in a referendum.

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No doubt if you were to

No doubt if you were to consult pmcon, and his book on Constitutions, you'd get your answer.

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Typical statist's response:

Typical statist's response: "We're thrilled that 70,000 more Mainers will have ACCESS to health care."

Wrong. Everyone has access to health care. What she meant to say is that 70,000 more Mainers will have free health care because everyone else will be paying for it.

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Lol you guys have no idea

Lol you guys have no idea what the tyranny of the majority can do until you've filled out a ballot in California. Imagine our ballot, and then multiple the number of pages by 5, and add in a bunch of deceptive legal talk and special interests influence.

I would literally spend hours researching my vote, and that was spending only about 15 minutes per initiative.

Once the special interests (on both the left and the right - proposition 13 was a right wing ballot initiative) figured out you could get something passed if you just advertised enough, it was a non-stop torrent of ballot initiatives.

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I lived through 30 plus years

I lived through 30 plus years of that.

But at least you got a sample ballot well before election day, and a book offering arguments for and against, and counter-arguments for each. You had at least a chance to vote with some understanding.

Here in Maine, you have nothing close. Yeah, yeah, it saves on paper and mailing costs. That's not much consolation when the items on the ballot can sentence us to expenses in the 10's and 100's of millions for years on end.

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