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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 BidenGeraldo Rivera on Trump sowing election result doubts: 'Enough is enough now' Senate approves two energy regulators, completing panel Murkowski: Trump should concede White House race MORE leads President TrumpDonald John TrumpGeraldo Rivera on Trump sowing election result doubts: 'Enough is enough now' Murkowski: Trump should concede White House race Scott Atlas resigns as coronavirus adviser to Trump 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) PingreeFive House Democrats who could join Biden Cabinet Biden leads Trump by 11 points in Maine: survey Shakespeare Theatre Company goes virtual for 'Will on the Hill...or Won't They?' 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 CollinsBiden budget pick sparks battle with GOP Senate Overnight Health Care: Moderna to apply for emergency use authorization for COVID-19 vaccine candidate | Hospitals brace for COVID-19 surge | US more than doubles highest number of monthly COVID-19 cases Bipartisan Senate group holding coronavirus relief talks amid stalemate 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.