Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Mainers surveyed in a poll last week said they are concerned about the quality of public education, many believing it has declined since they were students.
Democrat Libby Mitchell has drawn even with Republican Paul LePage with 32 days to go in the Maine governor's race, according to The Maine Poll taken this week.
Democrat Elizabeth “Libby” Mitchell and Republican Paul LePage are in a statistical dead heat in the Maine governor's race, according to a poll released today.
The Maine Poll, conducted for MaineToday Media by Critical Insights, had 30 percent of likely voters supporting Mitchell, compared to LePage at 29 percent. This represents a significant change in a race where LePage has consistently led polls by 12 or more percentage points. In Critical Insights’ last poll, released Sept. 19, LePage had 38 percent voter support and Mitchell had 25 percent.
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree fired back Sunday evening at allegations she improperly used billionaire Wall Street financier S. Donald Sussman's private jet for travel, asserting she's done nothing wrong and that the criticism is politically motivated.
Tom Jorling remembers the meeting clearly: He and Eliot Cutler were at the table with President Jimmy Carter and top Environmental Protection Agency officials and domestic policy and budget staff.
From top to bottom, Maine is a state of Cyrs, Pelletiers, Ouellettes and Daigles -- not to mention Michauds, Gagnons, Dumaises and Lausiers.
A new independent poll on the Maine governor's race shows little movement from previous surveys, with Republican Paul LePage maintaining a sizable lead ahead of his closest competitor, Democrat Elizabeth "Libby" Mitchell.
The man who continues to dominate the polls in the gubernatorial election said he isn't taking anything for granted, as yet another survey puts him well ahead of the competition.
Former President Bill Clinton plans to visit Maine on Sept. 26 to rally the Democratic base for November's elections.
Clinton, who was president from 1993 to 2001 and remains a big draw for Democrats, will speak in South Portland that evening, according to three party sources who asked not to be named.
The free rally will be billed as a Maine Democratic Party event. Clinton will share the stage with U.S. Reps. Mike Michaud and Chellie Pingree, who are seeking re-election, and Libby Mitchell, the Democratic nominee for governor.
The rally will be free but it is unclear how many people will be able to attend.