King dominates in early polling; gay marriage up by 19

Posted Wednesday, June 20, 2012 in Politics

King dominates in early polling; gay marriage up by 19

by Gina Hamilton

In a three-way race between former Gov. Angus King (I), Secretary of State Charlie Summers (R), and state Sen. Cynthia Dill (D) for the seat being left vacant by Sen. Olympia Snowe's retirement, King appears to be way ahead of the other candidates, according to a new poll released Tuesday morning.

King has 50 percent of the vote, with Summers a distant second with 23 percent. Dill has 9 percent.

The poll, commissioned by Boston news station WBUR, also showed that Maine's gay-marriage referendum has a strong lead, 55 to 36 percent, with only 9 percent of respondants undecided.

The same poll showed Obama leading Romney 48 to 34 percent, but with a higher margin undecided.

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