PORTLAND – The Maine People’s Resource Center released a new poll today that shows U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud leading in a three-way race for governor of Maine.
The independent poll, conducted Sept. 8-10, shows Michaud winning with 40% percent of the vote, ahead of both incumbent Republican Paul LePage at 34% percent and independent Eliot Cutler at 17% percent.
"This poll is very encouraging. It confirms what we've seen internally and in every public poll since Congressman Michaud entered the race: he is the strongest candidate and the clear frontrunner," said Matt McTighe, campaign manager for Michaud's gubernatorial campaign. "The growing enthusiasm and support behind Mike's campaign is tremendous. It's clear voters trust him, connect with him and believe that he has the vision, experience and commitment to move Maine forward."
This is the second independent poll that shows Michaud leading the race since his campaign launch on August 15.
"On the campaign trail we continually hear from voters who are frustrated by the current leadership in Augusta and are eager to elect Mike because they know they can trust him to put the interests of Maine people first," McTighe said. "As we look at public polling over time, we see that enthusiasm growing as Democrats, Independents and Republicans alike continue to rally behind Mike."
Below is graph documenting Michaud's growing support throughout the year. The chart documents each poll released publicly for the Maine governor's race from the start of 2013.