Three New Polls Show Close Gubernatorial Race
Three polls released today show that U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud and Gov. Paul LePage remain in a tight race for governor, with independent Eliot Cutler trailing.
A CBS/New York Times poll shows Michaud with 37 percent support, Gov. LePage with 35 percent and Cutler with 10 percent. Thirteen percent are undecided. The poll of 1,531 voters has a margin of error of 2.8 percent and was conducted Sept. 20 to Oct. 1.
An internal poll released today by the Michaud campaign shows Michaud with 41 percent, LePage with 39 percent and Cutler with 13 percent. The poll of 600 likely voters was conducted Oct. 6-8 and has a margin of error of 4 percent. Click here to read the polling memo.
A third poll, conducted 10 days ago but released today by Pan Atlantic SMS Group, shows Gov. LePage with 39 percent, Michaud with 34 percent and Cutler trailing with 20 percent. Eight percent of respondents said they are undecided. The poll of 400 people was conducted Sept. 23-29 and has a margin of error of 4.9 percent.
“The polls have been remarkably consistent for more than a year,” said David Farmer, a senior adviser to the Michaud campaign. “The trend is very clear. We have a tight race between Congressman Michaud and Gov. LePage, and Cutler continues to trail significantly. Despite millions of dollars in advertising, the fundamentals of the race for governor remain unchanged.”
A Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram poll conducted by the University of New Hampshire Sept. 18-25 of 482 likely voters shows Michaud with 40 percent, LePage with 38 percent and Cutler with 12 percent.