ByÂ Joshua MillerÂ , Roll Call
A new poll from Maine Rep. Mike Michaud (D) shows him leading his GOP challenger, state Senate President Kevin Raye, by 32 points. In a horse-race matchup among likely voters, Michaud led Raye 62 percent to 30 percent, with 8 percent of those polled undecided.
In a polling memo from Democratic firm Normington, Petts & Associates, which conducted the survey for Michaud, pollster Jill Normington noted that Michaud is well-liked. Fifty-one percent of those polled had a favorable impression of Michaud, while only 21 percent had saw him unfavorably.
The Raye campaign knocked the release of the poll.
â€œIt appears as though the Michaud campaign needs a little comic relief,â€ said Raye adviser Kathie Summers-Grice. â€œAny time Mike has a bad fundraising quarter, itâ€™s duck and deflect and letâ€™s throw something out there.â€
In the period between May 24 and June 30, Michaud raised a paltry $109,000, including just $41,000 from individuals. Raye brought in $165,000, including $137,000 from individuals. Michaud ended June with $635,000 in cash on hand, Raye had $242,000 in the bank.
Roll Call rates the 2nd district race as Likely Democratic.
The Michaud poll surveyed 400 likely voters in the district from June 25-27. It had a margin of error of 4.9 points.
To read more, visit:Â http://atr.rollcall.com/maine-democratic-poll-shows-mike-michaud-way-up/
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