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Michaud retains slight lead in newest poll, plus 7 stories you need to read

Democratic gubernatorial candidate and U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud last week in Portland. BDN photo by Troy R. Bennett.

The latest poll regarding Maine’s gubernatorial race shows the Democratic challenger, U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, with a small but statistically irrelevant advantage over incumbent Republican Gov. Paul LePage, and independent candidate Eliot Cutler trailing far behind. The latest survey, commissioned by the Portland Press Herald and conducted Sept. 18-25 by pollsters at the University of […]

GOP poll shows continued dead heat in Cain-Poliquin race

A poll commissioned by Republican candidate Bruce Poliquin reveals a tight race in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District. The survey, conducted by the GOP polling firm Public Opinion Strategies*, showed Poliquin trailing Democrat Emily Cain by four points, 37-33. That falls within the poll’s margin of error of 4.9 percent. Nearly one-quarter of those surveyed August 17-19 […]

Poll finds 57 percent of Mainers support keeping abortion legal

New poll data released Thursday by Planned Parenthood indicates that a majority of Mainers are supportive of women’s rights to make choices about issues ranging from personal health care options to abortion and would support political candidates with the same beliefs. The poll, commissioned by the Planned Parenthood Maine Action Fund Political Action Committee, showed that […]

Only 39 percent think Maine’s headed in ‘right direction’ — and that’s a 7-year high

According to a recent poll by Portland’s Pan Atlantic SMS Group, Mainers confidence in the state’s direction has hit a seven-year high, with nearly 39 percent of respondents saying they liked where Maine is going. That number doesn’t seem high — because it’s not — but it’s higher than any time July 2006, when confidence […]

In newest poll, Collins leads Bellows, even among Democrats

Yesterday’s gubernatorial survey results from Public Policy Polling didn’t shed much new light on next year’s three-way race. But PPP always releases its findings in two-day pairs, and today’s data dump is much more interesting.  According to the left-leaning polling house, Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins has a 14-point lead over her 2014 opponent Shenna […]

New poll shows Michaud with slim 2014 edge, plus Mainers love Sens. King and Collins

New polling results from the Portland-based firm Critical Insights indicate Democratic U.S. Rep. Michaud would edge a slim victory if the gubernatorial election were held tomorrow. The poll also indicates that Mainers like Obama just a little bit less than the nation as a whole does, and that residents of the Pine Tree State just love […]

PPP: Michaud leads LePage, Cutler in 2014 Blaine House Race

A poll conducted over the weekend by Raleigh, N.C., firm Public Policy Polling shows Democratic Rep. Mike Michaud leading the 2014 gubernatorial race by about 4 points. Michaud polled at 39 percent, edging current Republican Gov. Paul LePage, who polled at 35 percent, and independent candidate Eliot Cutler, who polled at 18 percent. Cutler has […]