Pres. Donald Trump is the projected winner of the Republican Maine primary, as the only candidate on the ballot. Write-in votes were not counted on the Republican ballot, as no other candidates registered as a write-in 60 days before the election, Maine Sec. of State Matt Dunlap explained.
More than 1,000 Mainers have responded to NEWS CENTER Maine’s ongoing poll about election issues ahead of the primary and general election. The poll lists 12 of the major issues at the forefront of political discourse in the upcoming election: education, environment and climate change, equality, foreign policy, gun control, health care, immigration, infrastructure, labor and business, leadership, military and defense, taxes and the economy.
According to the poll results, health care is Maine voters’ top priority with 54.6%, followed by the environment and climate change (43.9%), and taxes and the economy (42%).
Out of the important issues, we asked which is least important: 22.4% said military and defense was the least important issue, followed by the environment and climate change (14.6%) and gun control (14.3%).
Here’s where the candidates stand on the top issues.