PORTLAND, Maine — An independent poll indicates strong support for two tax-related initiatives slated to appear on Maine’s state referendum ballot in November.
The tracking survey by the Portland market research firm Critical Insights found that 60 percent of those surveyed expressed support for a proposal that would require voter approval of state and local tax increases and limit growth in government spending. The poll found 36 percent opposed and 4 percent who didn’t know or refused to answer.
On an initiative to cut auto excise taxes, the breakdown was 67 percent in favor, 27 percent opposed and 6 percent who didn’t know or refused to answer.
The poll was based on 601 phone interviews from May 14 to May 20 and claims a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.