Cynthia Dill, Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, today released the following statement about a new political polling survey in Maine:
"The numbers in today's poll reflect what I am hearing from Maine people: Maine voters support my pledge to fight for working families, to help our weakened middle class and to support President Obama's plan for important new laws like the Affordable Care Act.
"The poll also shows my opponents' numbers are slipping, despite hugely expensive advertising campaigns. Charlie Summers cannot shake his party's extremist agenda targeting women's rights, marriage equality, the environment and the American middle class. Voters still cannot understand his lack of support for retiring Sen. Olympia Snowe, one of our state's greatest legislators.
"Angus King has changed his stripes. He supports the Bush tax breaks for the upper one percent; he thinks hydrofracking and the Keystone XL Pipeline are ok. He refuses to be transparent with Maine voters about which party he would caucus with.
"Both men are seriously out of touch with the day-to-day lives and concerns of struggling Maine people, their families and their children.
"This is not 1994 again. Maine needs a fresh generation of new, untangled leadership.
"Maine people agree with my position on the Bush tax cuts, which is also President Obama's position - having the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes will help our economy.
"I'm a working mom. I'm a small business owner. I am an ordinary Maine person trying to do something to help my state in extraordinary times. And Maine people know I am someone they can always trust because I value transparency and accountability."