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Election 2008: Maine Presidential Election
Maine: Obama 56% McCain 43%

In the closing days of Election 2008, Barack Obama enjoys a double digit lead over John McCain in Maine.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state finds Obama with 56% of the vote and McCain with 43%. A month ago, Obama was up by five.

The Democratic candidate is now viewed favorably by 63% of voters in Maine while earning negative reviews from 36%.

McCain’s numbers are 52% favorable and 45% unfavorable.

The candidates are essentially even among men while Obama has a huge lead among women. As in the rest of the country, McCain leads by a huge margin among those who attend church on a regular basis while Obama leads by similar margins among those who rarely or never attend worship services (demographic crosstabs available for Premium Members).

Just 24% say that George W. Bush is doing a good or excellent job as President. Fifty-eight percent (58%) say he is doing a poor job.

Battleground state polls released Monday showed Obama leading in Colorado, Florida, Ohio and Virginia.

In Missouri and North Carolina, the race remains a toss-up while McCain leads by five in his home state of Arizona. Rasmussen Reports Electoral College projections now show Obama leading 260-160. When “leaners” are included, Obama leads 313-160.

 

Recent statewide Presidential polls have been released for Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida,Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine,Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada,New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina,Ohio,Oregon, Pennsylvania,South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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This telephone survey of 500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports November 1, 2008. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

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Maine Trends: McCain vs. Obama

Date

McCain

Obama

11/01/2008

43%

56%

46%

51%

46%

50%

36%

49%

36%

46%

33%

55%

38%

51%

39%

49%


Favorable Ratings for Presidential Candidates in Maine

 

McCain

Obama

Very Favorable

21%

45%

Somewhat Favorable

31%

18%

Somewhat Unfavorable

22%

9%

Very Unfavorable

23%

27%

Not Sure

2%

1%


Rasmussen Reports - Electoral College Balance of Power Summary

Republicans

160

Democrats

173

Toss-Ups & Leaners

205


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Scott Rasmussen, president of Rasmussen Reports, has been an independent pollster for more than a decade.