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Susan Collins won't say if she will vote for Trump as she slips in the polls

Collins faces the toughest re-election battle of her career as she trails Democratic rival Sara Gideon



Sky Palma
July 7, 2020 6:32PM (UTC)

This article originally appeared on Raw Story

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Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) is facing the toughest re-election battle of her career as she slips behind her Democratic challenger Sara Gideon in the polls.

Emily Cochrane wrote a profile of Collins' campaign battle in the New York Times this Tuesday and drew a connection between President Trump's slagging poll numbers and the declining popularity of pro-Trump Republicans around the country.

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Collins is trying hard to avoid that potential fate, and she's apparently trying to keep things vague when it comes to her support for Trump.

"She is toiling to find a way to defy those trends — she refused to say whether she would vote for Mr. Trump in November, and said she would not attack the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Joseph R. Biden, Jr. — but is well aware that doing so in a polarized political environment will be challenging," Cochrane writes.

Read the full piece over at The New York Times.


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