Sara Gideon +4 Over Collins In New Maine Senate Poll

The Portland Press Herald reports:

Veteran GOP Sen. Susan Collins remains in a tight contest with her Democratic challenger in the closely watched Maine Senate race, according to a poll released Friday by Colby College in Waterville, Maine.

Democrat Sara Gideon, the speaker of the Maine House, leads with 45% among the 847 registered voters who were asked for their first ranked choice. Collins was viewed as the first choice for 41% of the respondents with 6% indicating they remain undecided with a 3.4% margin of error.

Seventy-percent of Maine GOP voters said Collins should vote as soon as possible on Trump’s nominee, whom the president said he will name Saturday. The Pine Tree State contest is coveted by Democrats as a seat to flip in their mission to win back the Senate in 2020. Republicans currently hold a 53-47 majority.