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Electoral College Analysis: Maine

Maine's Electoral Votes: 4

Washington Post Analysis

Kerry leads Bush, but the president could pick up one electoral vote if he carries the 2nd Congressional District, where he is given a chance. Kerry's running mate, Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.), made an eleventh-hour visit to Bangor in hopes of averting that. Maine is one of two states that do not award all their electoral votes to the statewide winner. There are no races for senator or governor.

Bush, Kerry in Reach of Electoral Win
By David S. Broder, Dan Balz and Charles Babington
(The Washington Post, Oct. 31, 2004)

Recent Polls

Source: Zogby - Maine Sunday Telegram
Respondents: 402 likely voters
Time: Oct. 20-21
Margin of Error: +/- 5%

Kerry 50%
Bush 39%
Nader 1%
Undecided 10%

Is Nader on the ballot: Yes

Past Presidential Vote Breakdowns

Gore (D): 49%
Bush (R): 44%

Clinton (D): 52%
Dole (R): 31%

Clinton (D): 39%
Bush (R): 31%
Perot (I): 31%

Bush (R): 55%
Dukakis (D): 44%

Current Elected Officials

name (party), year last elected, percent won

John E. Baldacci (D), 2002, 47%

Susan Collins (R), 2002, 58%
Olympia J. Snowe (R), 2000, 69%

2 Democrats

More on Maine

Size of Battleground May Be Smaller (The Washington Post, Sept. 12, 2004)

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