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Election 2008: Maine Senate
Maine Senate: Collins 57% Allen 41%

In the final days of Election 2008, Republican Senator Susan Collins has expanded her double-digit lead over Democratic challenger Tom Allen in Maine.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state shows Collins leading by sixteen points, 57% to 41%. A month ago, she led by ten.

This is the fourth straight survey to show Collins with more than 50% support from the state’s voters. In eight surveys conducted this year, she has never received less than 49% of the vote and her lead has never been smaller than seven points.

Collins is viewed favorably by 69% of voters statewide, Allen by 51%.

The Republican incumbent, seeking her third term in office, leads among men and women, young and old, married and single voters. She trails among Democrats and liberals (see crosstabs).

Many of Collins’ Republican colleagues in the Senate are also struggling. Republican Senate seats are at risk in Alaska, New Hampshire, Oregon, New Mexico, Colorado, Mississippi, Minnesota, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia.

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


Maine Trends: Collins (R) vs. Allen (D)

Date

Collins

Allen

11/01/2008

57%

41%

53%

43%

55%

42%

53%

38%

49%

42%

06/16/2008

49%

42%

52%

42%

54%

38%


Favorable Ratings for Senate Candidates in Maine

 

Collins

Allen

Very Favorable

29%

20%

Somewhat Favorable

40%

31%

Somewhat Unfavorable

19%

23%

Very Unfavorable

11%

23%

Not Sure

1%

3%


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

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