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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.

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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).

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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.

Maine has cast its four Electoral College votes for the Democratic candidate in the last four presidential elections. In 2004, John Kerry won the state over George W. Bush by nine percentage points. At the time the poll was released, the state was classified as “Likely Democratic” in the Rasmussen Reports Balance of Power Calculator. NOTE: Factors other than the latest Rasmussen Reports poll impact the Balance of Power ratings. The current status is indicated on the table in the upper right hand corner of this article.

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.

Other new polls show McCain ahead in Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Montana and Mississippi while Obama has the advantage in New Mexico and Pennsylvania. Demographic crosstabs for all state polling are available for Premium Members. Learn More.

 

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Maine Likely Democratic

Latest RR Poll

RR Poll Avg.

"538" Avg.

RR Mkts.

In Trade

McCain (R)

43%

45%

40%

Obama (D)

56%

52%

52%

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%

10/02/2008

46%

51%

09/17/2008

46%

50%

08/12/2008

36%

49%

07/17/2008

36%

46%

06/16/2008

33%

55%

05/14/2008

38%

51%

04/01/2008

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


About Rasmussen Reports

Rasmussen Reports is an electronic publishing firm specializing in the collection, publication, and distribution of public opinion polling information.

The Rasmussen Reports ElectionEdge™ Premium Service for Election 2008 offers the most comprehensive public opinion coverage ever provided for a Presidential election.

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