According to poll results posted by Pine Tree Politics, Pingree leads Scontras 46 percent to 38 percent, with about 16 percent of respondents undecided, according to the poll conducted by the Maine Center for Public Opinion, a Portland-based firm. The sample size was 346 in the 1st Congressional District and 679 statewide, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.76 percent, according to the Pine Tree Politics. The poll used human callers and took place over four days, from Oct. 4-7.
The statewide poll results showed LePage leading the five-candidate field with about 30 percent to Mitchell’s 29 percent. Independent candidate Eliot Cutler had support from about 11 percent of respondents, independent Shawn Moody had about 5 percent and independent Kevin Scott had about two percent.