Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #14430
 
Republican Collins Well Positioned to Hold Maine Senate Seat for GOP: In an election for United States Senator from Maine today, 09/24/08, Republican incumbent Susan Collins defeats Democrat Tom Allen 55% to 39%, according to this latest SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for WCSH-TV Portland and WLBZ-TV Bangor.

Collins, first elected in 1996, takes a majority of votes among men and women, young and old, in the north and in the south. Allen, who represents Maine's first congressional district in the United States House, takes 70% of Democratic votes; Collins takes 85% of Republican votes. Independents favor Collins by 18 points. Collins takes 78% of conservative votes; Allen takes of liberal votes; moderates break 5:4 for Collins.

 
Filtering: SurveyUSA interviewed 900 Maine adults 09/22/08 through 09/23/08. Of the adults, 820 were registered to vote. Of the registered voters, 675 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely voters in the 11/04/08 general election.
 
Maine will also elect a United States Senator. If the election for United States Senator were today, would you vote for ... (choices rotated) Republican Susan Collins? Or Democrat Tom Allen?
675 Likely And Actual VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyAlready Voted?College GradAttend Religious ServiceAbortionIncomeIntellectual?Traveled AbroadSpeak Another LaUSA Super PowerOwn a Gun?Region
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.8%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalActual VLikely VYesNoRegularlOccasionAlmost NPro-lifePro-choi< $50K> $50KYesNoYesNoYesNoYesNoYesNoSouthNorth
Susan Collins (R)55%59%51%64%53%49%55%58%52%55%******85%24%57%78%54%15%60%55%52%58%54%57%54%71%45%50%58%54%58%54%59%56%54%59%39%63%44%54%56%
Tom Allen (D)39%38%40%18%44%48%42%34%45%39%******11%70%39%18%43%81%39%39%44%35%37%38%42%21%52%41%38%41%40%40%38%38%40%35%58%34%47%40%38%
Undecided6%3%8%17%3%3%3%8%3%6%******4%6%4%4%4%4%1%6%5%7%10%5%4%9%3%9%4%5%2%7%3%5%6%6%4%3%9%6%6%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely And Actual Voters100%48%52%21%32%27%20%54%46%98%0%0%2%34%35%28%27%40%15%7%93%47%53%31%30%39%37%60%43%57%69%24%82%18%32%68%77%18%51%47%54%46%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.