Biden leads Trump by 11 points in Maine: survey

Biden leads Trump by 11 points in Maine: survey
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Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenSenate holds longest vote in history as Democrats scramble to save relief bill Ex-Trump appointee arrested in Capitol riot complains he won't be able to sleep in jail Biden helps broker Senate deal on unemployment benefits MORE leads President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump announces new tranche of endorsements DeSantis, Pence tied in 2024 Republican poll Lawmakers demand changes after National Guard troops at Capitol sickened from tainted food MORE by double digits in a poll of Maine voters released Tuesday.

In the Bangor Daily News-Digital Research poll of 500 registered voters, the former vice president leads the incumbent by 11 points, 51 to 40 percent. The poll shows a widening lead for Biden, who had a 7-point advantage in the last Bangor Daily News (BDN) poll taken in August.

Democrats also lead in races for the state's congressional districts, according to the poll. Reps. Chellie PingreeRochelle (Chellie) PingreeDemocrats condemn 'lawlessness' amid Capitol chaos Five House Democrats who could join Biden Cabinet Biden leads Trump by 11 points in Maine: survey MORE (D-Maine) and Jared Golden (D-Maine) lead their Republican opponents by 34 points and 9 points, respectively. That is important for the Biden campaign because of Maine laws directing that two of the state's four Electoral College votes be allocated to the presidential candidate who wins the state's two congressional districts.

The poll also showed a nearly tied race for the Senate seat currently held by Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsSenate rejects Sanders minimum wage hike Murkowski votes with Senate panel to advance Haaland nomination OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Interior reverses Trump policy that it says restricted science | Collins to back Haaland's Interior nomination | Republicans press Biden environment nominee on Obama-era policy MORE (R-Maine), a crucial target for Senate Democrats looking to control the upper chamber after November's elections.

The BDN survey contacted 500 registered voters in the state, 466 of whom said they were "likely" to vote in the fall, between Sept. 25 and Oct. 4. The margin of error is 4.4 percentage points.