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Maine Senate

Candidates

Tom Allen

Tom Allen (D)

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Susan Collins*

Susan Collins* (R)*

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Maine Snapshot

RCP Senate Ranking: Likely GOP

Senate Race:

Key 2006 State Races: Governor

2004 President: Kerry (D) vs. Bush (R)

Polling Data

PollDateSampleAllen (D)Collins (R)Spread
Final Results----38.561.5Collins +23.0
RCP Average10/13 - 11/1--40.455.0Collins +14.6
Rasmussen11/1 - 11/1500 LV4157Collins +16
SurveyUSA10/19 - 10/20642 LV4354Collins +11
Critical Insights10/16 - 10/19443 LV4254Collins +12
Pan Atlantic SMS10/13 - 10/16400 LV3657Collins +21
Research 200010/14 - 10/15600 LV4053Collins +13

All Maine Senate Polling Data

Race Summary

Susan Collins, one of Maine\'s two moderate, Republican female senators, is running for her third term in the Senate. In her initial 1996 campaign, Collins promised to serve just two terms, and could now face questions regarding her change of heart. Collins has been popular at home, and though she faces a competitive challenge from Rep. Tom Allen, she is favored to retain her seat.

Allen announced his candidacy in May 2007, and signaled that he would focus on the war in Iraq as a campaign issue. Allen represents the smaller of the two Maine congressional districts -- both represented by Democrats --but it includes the state\'\'s largest city (Portland) and capital city (Augusta).

Maine has voted for a Democrat in the last four presidential elections, and Pres. Bush never won more than 45% here.

Previous Election Results

Senate
2006: Snowe (R) 74, Bright (D) 21
2002: Collins (R) 58, Pingree (D) 42
2000: Snowe (R) 69, Lawrence (D) 31
1996: Collins (R) 49, Brennan (D) 44

President
2004: Kerry (D) 54, Bush (R) 45
2000: Gore (D) 49, Bush (R) 44
1996: Clinton (D) 53, Dole (R) 32

Demographics

Population (2007 est.): 1,317,207
Registered Voters:
Dem 309,525 | Rep 279,641 | Other 404,582  
Occupation: Blue Collar 25.6% | White Collar 57.4% | Gray Collar 17.0%
Race: White 96.5% | Two+ races 0.9% | Hispanic 0.7% | Asian 0.7%

Polling Data

PollDateSampleAllen (D)Collins (R)Spread
Final Results----38.561.5Collins +23.0
RCP Average10/13 - 11/1--40.455.0Collins +14.6
Rasmussen11/1 - 11/1500 LV4157Collins +16
SurveyUSA10/19 - 10/20642 LV4354Collins +11
Critical Insights10/16 - 10/19443 LV4254Collins +12
Pan Atlantic SMS10/13 - 10/16400 LV3657Collins +21
Research 200010/14 - 10/15600 LV4053Collins +13
Rasmussen10/2 - 10/2500 LV4353Collins +10
SurveyUSA9/22 - 9/23675 LV3955Collins +16
Rasmussen9/17 - 9/17500 LV4255Collins +13
Research 20009/8 - 9/10600 LV3857Collins +19
Rasmussen8/12 - 8/12500 LV4055Collins +15
Rasmussen7/17 - 7/17500 LV4353Collins +10
Critical Insights6/1 - 6/27602 A4050Collins +10
Pan Atlantic SMS6/10 - 6/18400 RV3156Collins +25
Rasmussen6/16 - 6/16500 LV4249Collins +7
Rasmussen5/14 - 5/14500 LV4252Collins +10
Rasmussen4/1 - 4/1500 LV3854Collins +16
McLaughlin & Associates (R)3/7 - 3/9400 LV3154Collins +23
SurveyUSA10/26 - 10/29679 RV3855Collins +17
Research 200010/15 - 10/17600 LV3356Collins +23

All Commentary & News Stories

- Ads Start Flying - The Scorecard

- AFL-CIO Blasts Collins - PolitickerME