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Sample: 301 Maine Democratic Primary voters

Interview dates: July 21-22, 2009


Interview time: 10 minutes
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KC29144

TOPLINE RESULTS

A Survey of Attitudes
Among Maine
Democratic Primary Voters

July 2009

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01-06. Proprietary

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Now I’m going to mention some possible Democratic candidates for Governor. For each one,
please tell me whether your impression of that person is very favorable, favorable, unfavorable, or
very unfavorable. If you’ve never heard of someone, or don’t know enough about them to have an
opinion, just say so.

Total Total Very Very Never


Don’t
fav unfav fav Fav Unfav unfav heard
know
07. State Senate President
Elizabeth Mitchell 50 6 11 39 5 1 7
36

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12. Next, if the June 2010 Democratic primary election for Governor were being held
tomorrow and the candidates were (RANDOMIZE) Dawn Hill, Patrick McGowan,
Elizabeth Mitchell, and Steven Rowe, would you be most inclined to vote for Rowe,
Mitchell, McGowan, or Hill? (IF NOT SURE, ASK:) Well, whom would you be leaning
toward at this point?

Total Rowe 20
Total Mitchell 37
Total McGowan 10
Total Hill 3

Rowe 16
Lean Rowe 4
Mitchell 32
Lean Mitchell 6
McGowan 8
Lean McGowan 2
Hill 2
Lean Hill 2
(Not sure) 29
(Refused) *
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14. And what if the only candidates on the Democratic primary ballot were (ROTATE)
Elizabeth Mitchell and Steven Rowe – in that case, would you be more inclined to vote for
Rowe or Mitchell? (IF NOT SURE, ASK:) Well, whom would you be leaning toward at this
point?

Total Rowe 24
Total Mitchell 46

Rowe 22
Lean Rowe 2
Mitchell 43
Lean Mitchell 3
(Not sure) 29
(Refused) 1
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Now I’m going to give some more information about some of these possible candidates, and then
ask for your reactions. (INTERVIEWER: RANDOMIZE Q 15 – 18)

15. State Senate President Elizabeth Mitchell is 69 years old and lives in Vassalboro. She is
the first woman to be elected senate president; she previously served as Speaker of the
House. In the legislature Mitchell has worked to improve the quality of public schools,
and has been an advocate for children and families on a wide range of issues.

Would you definitely consider voting for Mitchell for Governor; probably consider voting
for her; probably not consider; or definitely not consider voting for her for Governor?

Total would consider 81


Total would not consider 14

Definitely consider 39
Probably consider 42
Probably not consider 10
Definitely not consider 4
(Not sure) 5
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21. And what if the only candidates on the Democratic primary ballot were (ROTATE)
Elizabeth Mitchell and Steven Rowe – in that case, would you be more inclined to vote for
Rowe or Mitchell? (IF NOT SURE, ASK:) Well, whom would you be leaning toward at this
point?

Total Rowe 31
Total Mitchell 53

Rowe 28
Lean Rowe 3
Mitchell 47
Lean Mitchell 6
(Not sure) 15
(Refused) 2
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205.
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206. GENDER, BY OBSERVATION:

Male 42
Female 58
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