Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Republican Paul LePage earns his highest level of support yet in the race to be Maine’s next governor, moving this election from Leans GOP to Solid GOP in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Gubernatorial Scorecard.
A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state finds LePage, the mayor of Waterville, earning 45% of the vote, while Democrat Libby Mitchell picks up 27% support. Democrat-turned-independent Eliot Cutler trails with 14%. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and 10% are undecided.
In surveys dating back to June, LePage has consistently held the lead, with support ranging from 38% to 45%. In those same surveys, Mitchell has earned anywhere from 27% to 36% of the vote, while Cutler has failed to earn more than 16% support. Early last month, LePage led Mitchell 38% to 30%.
The survey of 500 Likely Voters in Maine was conducted on September 20, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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