Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) has historically been very popular in Maine. She was reelected to the Senate in 2014 by the eye-popping margin of 37 points--the same election which saw conservative Republican Gov. Paul LePage only garner 48 percent of the same electorate. While she's not exactly popular on a national scale due to her centrist tendencies, Mainers seem to like her just fine--until now, maybe.
Although Collins isn't up for reelection to the Senate until 2020, there's been quite a bit of chatter that she may make a run for the Blaine House after Gov. Paul LePage is term-limited in 2018 and cannot run again. Collins previously ran for governor in 1994, losing to the now-Sen. Angus King (I-ME).
Given her relative popularity in Maine, one would think that she’d be a relative shoo-in for the position, but an interesting new poll is casting doubt on if she’d even make it past the primary.
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