WBUR Maine 2012 Poll Topline Results Survey of 506 Likely Voters Field Dates: June 13-14, 2012 Overall

, do you think things in Maine are headed in the right direction or are they off on the wrong track? Right Direction Wrong Track Don’t Know / Refused 39% 39% 22%

I'm going to read you the names of several people who are active in public affairs. After I read each one please tell me if you have a generally favorable or generally unfavorable view of the person. If you have never heard of the person or if you are undecided, please just say so. PROBE IF RESPONDENT SAYS “DON’T KNOW”. Have you heard of READ NAME and are undecided about (him/her)? Or have you never heard of (him/her)? Order rotated Barack Obama Mitt Romney Paul LePage Olympia Snowe Susan Collins Cynthia Dill Charlie Summers Angus King Favorable 50% 31% 41% 82% 80% 14% 27% 60% Unfavorable 39% 46% 50% 9% 9% 15% 15% 21% Heard of / Undecided 9% 20% 7% 7% 6% 30% 31% 13% Never heard of 1% 3% 1% 1% 3% 35% 23% 5% Refused 1% 0% 0% 0% 2% 6% 4% 2%

Candidate order rotated for next two questions. If the November, twenty twelve election for President were held today, and the candidates were Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney, for whom would you vote? Barack Obama Mitt Romney Another Candidate Don’t Know / Undecided Refused 48% 34% 4% 13% 1%

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If the November two thousand twelve election for U.S. Senate were held today, and if the candidates were Independent Angus King, Republican Charlie Summers, or Democratic Cynthia Dill, for whom would you vote? Order rotated. Angus King 50% Charlie Summers 23% Cynthia Dill 9% Other Candidate 1% Don't Know / Undecided 17% Do you approve or disapprove of the way Paul LePage is handling his job as governor? Approve Disapprove Don’t Know / Refused Do you think Governor LePage is too liberal, too conservative, or about right? Order rotated. Too liberal Too conservative About right Don’t Know / Refused 8% 33% 42% 16% 40% 49% 12%

Do you favor a law allowing marriage licenses for same-sex couples that protects religious freedom by ensuring no religion or clergy be required to perform such a marriage in violation of their religious beliefs? Yes, favor the law No, oppose the law Don’t Know / Refused 55% 36% 9%

We are interested in how people are getting along financially these days. Would you say that you (and your family living there) are better off or worse off financially than you were a year ago? Better off Same (Do not read) Worse off Don’t Know / Refused 20% 35% 44% 1%

Now looking ahead--do you think that a year from now you (and your family living there) will be better off financially, or worse off, or just about the same as now? Better off Same Worse off Don’t Know / Refused 24% 54% 15% 8%

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Overall, how would you rate the quality of health care here in Maine—excellent, good, fair or poor? Order rotated. Excellent Good Fair Poor Don’t Know / Refused 13% 40% 27% 13% 7%

Overall, how would you rate the quality of health care you receive—excellent, good, fair or poor? Order rotated. Excellent Good Fair Poor Don’t Know / Refused 30% 50% 13% 5% 1%

Overall, how would you rate health care coverage here in Maine—excellent, good, fair or poor? Order rotated. Excellent Good Fair Poor Don’t Know / Refused 6% 31% 30% 22% 12%

As you may know, a health care reform law was passed in Maine in 2011. Based on what you know about this law, would you say you support or oppose this law? PROBE IF RESPONDENT SAYS “DON’T KNOW”. Have you heard about the law and are undecided about it? Or have you not heard about it? Order rotated. Support Oppose Hear about the law, undecided Have not heard about the law Don’t Know / Refused 29% 25% 14% 22% 9%

Do you think this law makes it more expensive or less expensive for you to purchase health insurance for you and your family specifically? Order rotated. More expensive Less expensive Don’t Know / Refused 34% 13% 53%

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Demographics Race / ethnic background White / Caucasian All others Don’t Know / Refused Age 18 to 29 30 to 44 45 to 59 60+ Gender Male Female Party Registration Democrat Republican Independent Green 33% 31% 34% 1% 47% 53% 16% 27% 31% 25% 92% 4% 4%

About the Poll These results are based on a survey of 506 likely voters in the November 2012 Maine General Election. The poll was conducted June 13-14, 2012. Live telephone interviews were conducted via both landline and cell phone using conventional registration based sampling procedures. Results were weighted to reflect the demographic and geographic makeup of the electorate based on previous turnout figures and current trends. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4.4 percent with a 95 percent level of confidence. The poll was sponsored by WBUR, a National Public Radio station in the Boston area.

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