The Bangor Daily News reports:
Gov. Janet Mills saw a significant approval bump from last fall in a poll released Monday that showed Mainers are more likely to trust the state government to respond to the coronavirus outbreak than the federal government.
The Democratic governor had a 60 percent approval rating in the poll conducted by Critical Insights in March, which was up from ratings of 47 percent in the firm’s last poll in the fall and their previous poll in spring of 2019.
The poll showed a further drop in approval for Republican Sen. Susan Collins since last fall, from 42 percent to 37 percent, while the share of voters who disapproved of her performance climbed to 52 percent, though her approval rating with Republican voters continued to rise.