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Poll: Democrat Janet Mills Leads in Maine Governor's Race

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Maine gubernatorial candidate Democrat Janet Mills (Robert F. Bukaty/AP)

By    |   Monday, 22 October 2018 02:31 PM

Democratic candidate for Maine governor Janet Mills has overtaken her Republican opponent, Shawn Moody, according to a new poll from Pan Atlantic Research in Portland.

Mills, the state’s attorney general, edged out businessman Moody with less than half of the 500 likely voters surveyed, according to RealClearPolitics.

  • Mills: 44.4 percent
  • Moody: 35.9 percent
  • Independents: 10.2 percent
  • Undecided: 9.5 percent

Mills leads with women and voters that have attended higher education, while Moody has more support among men and voters that have not obtained a 4-year degree.

A political consultant for Moody’s campaign, Brent Littlefield, dismissed the results of the poll because the group’s top pollster, Patrick Murphy, was a registered Democrat, and his wife, Victoria Murphy, is the former chairwoman of the Maine Democratic Party, according to the Portland Press Herald.
A spokesperson for independent candidate Terry Hayes, who is supported by about eight percent of voters, according to the poll, told the newspaper that Moody cannot find a way to win, and that “Terry Hayes can win if fiscally responsible independents, Republicans, third party voters, and reform-minded Democrats unite to overtake Mills on Election Day.”

The poll also found that independent Sen. Angus King holds a strong advantage over his Republican challenger, state Sen. Eric Brakey, at 57 percent to 29 percent.

Pan Atlantic Research conducted the poll of 500 Maine likely voters from Oct. 1-7, with a margin of error of 4.4 percentage points.

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