Category Archives: Other news

The latest on Question 1: Two polls, plus a Supreme Court ruling

A black bear walks near Taylor Bait Pond in Orono. Photo courtesy of Sharon Fiedler

Here’s the latest news on Question 1, the bear-baiting vote: Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting release own poll, says Maine is split — and maybe confused — by Question 1. The poll commissioned by Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting was conducted by Lake Research Partners, a public opinion and political strategy research firm based in Washington, D.C. Yes […]

Too late for a surge? Latest poll shows LePage with 10-point lead

If recent polling is to be believed, the narrative in the governor’s race has shifted, just as many have predicted for months that it would. The thing is, the shift isn’t what some had expected. If there was to be a shift, according to those who have seen Democrat Mike Michaud and independent Eliot Cutler as competing […]

All three candidates score victories, endure defeats in first televised debate

For the minority of Mainers who pay close attention to state politics, Wednesday’s first televised debate in the gubernatorial race was full of familiar talking points as well as returns to campaign strategies that have been developing for months. Republican Gov. Paul LePage and independent candidate Eliot Cutler, both of whom will benefit if Mike Michaud’s supporters start abandoning him, launched a series of withering […]

Cain and Poliquin battling for 25 percent of 2nd District voters who remain undecided

More polling data released Tuesday indicates that Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and 1st Congressional District Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree — who are both incumbents — are headed for overwhelming victories next month, though the outcome of the race for Maine’s open 2nd Congressional District seat is far less certain. Data released Tuesday by the Portland-based […]

BDN poll: Despite Maine’s many challenges, 85 percent love it here and won’t leave

A high percentage of Mainers are gravely concerned about the economy, the availability of jobs and access to health care but regardless are overwhelmingly happy to be here, according to data in a new Ipsos/BDN poll conducted earlier this month and released Tuesday. My colleague Mario Moretto reported this morning on the results of questions related to […]