With the primaries approaching, a name-recognition poll is the only objective measuring stick.
Just two weeks before Maine’s gubernatorial primaries, neither party has a clear front-runner.
“It’s very difficult; there is no scientific information out there, at least that any candidates are sharing,” said Sandy Maisel, a professor of government at Colby College. “You assume a couple have to be polling. If it were showing something good, we’d be seeing it.”
Seven Republicans and four Democrats are (actively) running in the primaries (John Richardson withdrew but will still appear on the Democratic ballot).