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Maine Governor: At 43%, Baldacci Is Six Points Ahead

As Governor Baldacci (D) Struggles, Senator Snowe (R) Enjoys 300% Advantage

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Democratic Governor John Baldacci's thin advantage in our mid-June poll, which showed him leading Republican challenger Chandler Woodcock 45% to 43%, has grown by four points. In the latest Rasmussen Reports election poll, Baldacci now leads Woodcock 43% to 37%.

We suspected that Woodcock's jump last month owed something to post-convention bounce, the fading of which would explain his now-lower support. Woodcock is still doing pretty well for a challenger. But with a fifth of voters either pondering a third-party-candidate (10%) or undecided (10%), neither Baldacci nor Woodcock is a slam dunk.


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