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Maine Senate: Snowe Holding On to Massive Lead

Snowe (R) 68%, Bright (D) 20%

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Shortly after winning the Democratic primary in June, Jean Hay Bright noted on her campaign web site that, judging by a Rasmussen Reports election poll, support for Republican Senator Olympia Snowe was "already three points down from the last election." In other words, in mid-June Snowe could attract support from only 66% of all likely voters, though she had won office in 2000 with 69% of all actual voters.

Despite that presumably auspicious statistic, Hay Bright has been unable to chip away at the incumbent's advantage. Snowe now leads 68% to 20%; last month she led 69% to 22%. In other words, it's been a pretty lopsided and stable race.

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