Skip to comments.Democratic poll has King leading three-way race (Maine alert)
Posted on 03/06/2012 5:27:39 PM PST by Clintonfatigued
A poll released today by Public Policy Polling, a national Democratic firm, found that independent former Gov. Angus King would narrowly win a three-way race against Democratic Congresswoman Chellie Pingree and Republican Secretary of State Charlie Summers.
Former independent Gov. Angus King, left, Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree and Secretary of State Charlie Summers, a Republican.
King garners 36 percent of the vote to Pingree's 31 percent and Summers' 28 percent because he pulls away 35 percent of Democratic voters from Pingree and garners 53 percent of the vote from independents, compared to 25 percent of the GOP vote, PPP's poll of 1,256 Maine voters found.
But King might have to pledge to caucus with Senate Democrats to retain that type of support, according to the PPP poll.
While 51 percent of his supporters want him to caucus with Democrats, just 25 percent want him to caucus with Republicans. Independents favor King caucusing with Democrats by a 40-27 percent margin, the poll found.
"Angus King and Chellie Pingree look like the early favorites in Maine," said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling, in a statement. "King will have a hard time holding onto his early Democratic support without a pledge to caucus with the party if he's elected to the Senate."
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just whom do you mean by ‘we’, Kimosabe?
“We Republicans”; hopefully “we conservative Republicans,” although, it being Maine, the GOP nominee may not be quite as conservative as I’d like (but I’d take the vote to repeal Obamacare, lower taxes, etc.).
One thing that I’m pretty sure of is that the GOP Senate nominee in ME will *not* be an Olympia Snowe clone.
who da most libbrel of the bunch running?
You’d have to ask ME FReepers, but from what I’ve read and heard so far D’Amboise is conservative and Summers, Schneider, Plowman and Poliquin are, at the very least, far less liberal than Snowe. Plowman, being a lady state senator, seems like the likeliest candidate for the most liberal of the bunch, but she voted against same-sex marriage and voted to amend some transgender law so that facilities that are designed for a particular sex (think bathrooms) may be limited to such sex, which I doubt Snowe would have done.
i thought poliquin was came across as a slick RINo while i was up there. maybe cuz he is Romney’s state chairman or something.
nevah heard of the schneide.
“We can win this.”
Baldacci is a bitch.
I was hoping that - BUT he just endorsed Obama -- so much for that
Baldacci just pulled out - that is a plus.
However, he likely pulled out because his party willo back KING - who has a beter chance of winning - AND, king just endorsed obama -
So it's all downhill from there
He’s not even worthy of being an Earth Pimp.
An an odd position we find our self in, not happy that a prominent rat isn’t running.
So King is the defacto rat. We need the regular rat to take at least 20% from him.
I’m gasping for air and barking like Cujo!
Don’t forget Maine went totally Republican in 2010 — governor and legislature. Anything is possible.
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