Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, trails her Democratic opponent, Sara Gideon, by five percentage points, with no candidate winning a majority, in the latest poll from The New York Times and Siena College.
Gideon, the Speaker of the state’s House of Representatives, leads Collins in the survey, which polled just over 650 likely voters in Maine.
- 49% support Gideon.
- 44% back Collins.
The poll also found that more voters have a favorable view of Collins than an unfavorable view, 50% to 47%, but Gideon again comes out on top with 55% favorable to 40% unfavorable. President Donald Trump’s approval rating in the state stands at 39% approve, 60% disapprove.
Another recent poll from Quinnipiac University shows Gideon ahead of Collins by 12 points, with 51% of likely voters in the state viewing the incumbent unfavorably.
The Times notes that “A large share of voters appear determined to punish Ms. Collins for her affiliation with Mr. Trump: Fifty-five percent of voters said they disapproved both of her vote against impeaching Mr. Trump and her vote to approve Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh’s nomination for the Supreme Court.
“Half of Maine voters said they approved of Ms. Collins’s vote against repealing the Affordable Care Act, including three in five Democrats and a majority of women. But that gratitude was not translating into enough votes to overcome the Democrats’ overall advantage in the state.”
Siena College Research Institute surveyed 663 likely voters in Maine from September 11-16, 2020, with a margin of error of +/- 5.1 percentage points.
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