Republican gubernatorial candidate Paul LePage is back on top in Maine’s race for the Blaine House, according to the latest Maine Poll.

LePage received support from 32 percent of respondents, Democrat Libby Mitchell received 26 percent and independent Eliot Cutler received 11 percent, according to the latest survey conducted by the Portland-based Critical Insights and commissioned by MaineToday Media. Independent Shawn Moody received support from 5 percent of respondents, Kevin Scott received 1 percent and 26 percent were undecided.

The poll used live interviews and surveyed 605 likely Maine voters over two days, Sunday and Monday. It has a margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points.

A similar poll released two weeks ago showed Mitchell with 30 percent, LePage at 29 percent and Cutler at 11 percent, with 26 percent of respondents undecided.

Another poll, released today by Rasmussen Reports, also shows LePage leading Mitchell, but with much fewer undecided voters.

LePage earned support from 35 percent of respondents, Mitchell was at 32 percent and independent candidate Eliot Cutler had 21 percent, according to the automated poll, which did not ask respondents about independents Shawn Moody or Kevin Scott.

The last Rasmussen poll showed LePage at 45 percent and Mitchell at 27 percent.

The new poll, which surveyed 500 likely Maine voters, was conducted on Tuesday and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.5 percentage points.

About 6 percent of respondents were undecided, according to the Rasmussen poll.


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