Clinton maintains lead in Maine, but CD2 still a nail-biter

Clinton maintains lead in Maine, but CD2 still a nail-biter

The latest Beacon tracking poll shows Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton continuing to hold a solid lead over Republican candidate Donald Trump in Maine, but the race in the Second Congressional District, which could award its one electoral vote independently, remains close between the two candidates.

Clinton leads by 10 points statewide in a head-to-head match-up with Trump and by 6 points in a four-way race with third-party candidates Gary Johnson and Jill Stein included.

In CD2, however, Clinton edges Trump by just a single point in a four-way race (38% to 37%), a statistical dead heat that’s similar to poll results released last week.

Clinton maintains her large lead in CD1, with 49% of the vote in a four-way race.

The survey was conducted by the Maine People’s Resource Center from October 14th and 15th and has a statistical margin of error of 3.3%, 95 times out of 100. Full results here.

Photo via campaign website.


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