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4 electoral votes
U 98% IN
Image: Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton
48%
354,873
Image: Donald Trump
Donald Trump
45%
334,838
Gary Johnson 5% Jill Stein 2%
Projected Winner
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Hillary Clinton
Donald Trump
Third-party
Not decided
Tie

Question 1: Legalize Marijuana / 100% IN

Yes
50%
No
50%

Question 3: Gun Background Checks / 100% IN

No
52%
Yes
48%

Question 4: Increase Minimum Wage / 100% IN

Yes
56%
No
45%

House Results

District 1 / 100% IN

Chellie Pingree INCUMBENT
58%
Mark Holbrook
42%
Winner

District 2 / 100% IN

Bruce Poliquin INCUMBENT
55%
Emily Cain
45%
Winner

Exit polls:

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A profile of key demographics in the 2016 vote.

Exit polls:

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VOTER CHARACTERISTICS/ATTITUDES Leader
Clinton
Trump
Johnson
Stein
Gender Male 48 % of voters Trump +11 415262
Female 52% Clinton +16 553952
Age 18-29 19 % of voters Clinton +5 484363
30-44 24% Trump +8 425072
45-64 38% Clinton +1 484741
65 or over 19% Clinton +17 563932
Age 18-44 43 % of voters Trump +3 444772
45+ 57% Clinton +6 504441
Race White 93 % of voters Clinton +1 474652
Black 1% Not enough data ----
Hispanic/Latino 2% Not enough data ----
Asian 1% Not enough data ----
Other 2% Not enough data ----
Gender by race White men 45 % of voters Trump +13 405352
White women 49% Clinton +15 543942
Black men 1% Not enough data ----
Black women 1% Not enough data ----
Latino men 1% Not enough data ----
Latino women 1% Not enough data ----
All other races 3% Not enough data ----
Which best describes your education? High school or less 17 % of voters Trump +32 316352
Some college/assoc. degree 33% Trump +10 415153
College graduate 30% Clinton +6 494361
Postgraduate study 20% Clinton +51 732241
College education College graduate 50 % of voters Clinton +23 583551
No college degree 50% Trump +17 385553
Education by race White college graduates 47 % of voters Clinton +24 593551
White no college degree 47% Trump +21 365743
Non White college graduates 3% Not enough data ----
Non White no college degree 3% Not enough data ----
2015 total family income: Under $30,000 20 % of voters Clinton +7 494245
$30,000 - $49,999 19% Trump +14 385282
$50,000 - $99,999 34% Clinton +6 504451
$100,000 - $199,999 20% Clinton +11 544320
$200,000 - $249,999 3% Not enough data ----
$250,000 or more 3% Not enough data ----
No matter how you voted today, do you usually think of yourself as a: Democrat 31 % of voters Clinton +82 90811
Republican 30% Trump +82 78940
Independent or something else 39% Clinton +5 464194
Party by gender Democratic men 12 % of voters Clinton +79 891010
Democratic women 20% Clinton +83 90721
Republican men 16% Trump +83 68940
Republican women 13% Trump +79 9883-
Independent men 20% Trump +3 4245104
Independent women 19% Clinton +13 503794
On most political matters, do you consider yourself: Liberal 31 % of voters Clinton +76 84844
Moderate 40% Clinton +1 474662
Conservative 29% Trump +73 118450
Are you currently married? Yes 58 % of voters Clinton +2 484651
No 42% Clinton +4 484462
Gender by marital status Married men 29 % of voters Trump +8 435142
Married women 29% Clinton +12 534151
Non-married men 20% Trump +16 385462
Non-married women 23% Clinton +22 573552
When did you finally decide for whom to vote in the presidential election? In the last few days 16 % of voters Trump +6 3743164
In the last week 6% Not enough data ----
In October 8% Not enough data ----
In September 8% Not enough data ----
Before that 61% Clinton +13 554221
When did you finally decide for whom to vote in the presidential election? In the last week 22 % of voters Trump +16 3349144
Before that 77% Clinton +8 524421
When did you finally decide for whom to vote in the presidential election? In the last month 31 % of voters Trump +16 3551113
Before that 69% Clinton +11 544321
Which best describes your vote for president today? I strongly favor my candidate 40 % of voters Clinton +3 504712
I like my candidate but with reservations 36% Clinton +2 494721
I dislike the other candidates 22% Clinton +3 4239164
Which ONE of these four issues is the most important facing the country? Foreign policy 14 % of voters Clinton +53 711855
Immigration 11% Trump +55 207550
The economy 50% Clinton +14 533962
Terrorism 21% Trump +24 366041
Which ONE of these four candidate qualities mattered most in deciding how you voted for president? Cares about people like me 11 % of voters Clinton +9 483986
Can bring needed change 42% Trump +67 148141
Has the right experience 24% Clinton +84 9172-
Has good judgment 21% Clinton +53 711883
Should most illegal immigrants working in the United States be: Offered a chance to apply for legal status 67 % of voters Clinton +35 642952
Deported to the country they came from 31% Trump +67 138061
In general, how do you think things work in the U.S. today? Whites are favored over minorities 36 % of voters Clinton +69 821333
Minorities are favored over whites 28% Trump +66 148051
No group is favored 33% Trump +13 395282
Which is more important in dealing with illegal drug use: Prosecuting drug crimes 31 % of voters Trump +50 237341
Treatment for drug users 65% Clinton +29 603163
Do you think climate change, also known as global warming, is a serious problem? Yes 77 % of voters Clinton +26 593353
No 22% Trump +79 9884-
Which best describes your feelings about the way the federal government is working? Enthusiastic 2 % of voters Not enough data ----
Satisfied, but not enthusiastic 21% Clinton +41 692820
Dissatisfied, but not angry 54% Clinton +3 484561
Angry 22% Trump +42 236575
Which best describes your feelings about the way the federal government is working? Enthusiastic or satisfied 23 % of voters Clinton +44 712720
Dissatisfied or angry 76% Trump +10 415162
Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president? Strongly approve 32 % of voters Clinton +86 92621
Somewhat approve 24% Clinton +40 632395
Somewhat disapprove 16% Trump +57 167392
Strongly disapprove 28% Trump +88 49231
Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president? Approve 55 % of voters Clinton +66 791353
Disapprove 44% Trump +77 88551
Is your opinion of Hillary Clinton: Favorable 41 % of voters Clinton +93 96310
Unfavorable 57% Trump +62 137583
Is your opinion of Donald Trump: Favorable 37 % of voters Trump +96 2981-
Unfavorable 62% Clinton +62 761483
Do you have a favorable opinion of ... Both 2 % of voters Not enough data ----
Only Clinton 40% Clinton +97 98110
Only Trump 35% Trump +98 -991-
Neither 22% Trump +2 3537208
Do you think Hillary Clinton is honest and trustworthy? Yes 30 % of voters Clinton +95 97210
No 67% Trump +41 256673
Do you think Donald Trump is honest and trustworthy? Yes 32 % of voters Trump +89 59410
No 67% Clinton +48 692173
Do you think the presidential candidates are honest and trustworthy? Both 2 % of voters Not enough data ----
Only Clinton 28% Clinton +98 99100
Only Trump 31% Trump +97 19810
Neither 36% Clinton +7 4538125
Do you think Hillary Clinton is qualified to serve as president? Yes 53 % of voters Clinton +78 87932
No 46% Trump +78 58572
Do you think Donald Trump is qualified to serve as president? Yes 37 % of voters Trump +91 49510
No 61% Clinton +62 761483
Do you think the presidential candidates are qualified to serve as president? Both 6 % of voters Not enough data ----
Only Clinton 47% Clinton +91 94132
Only Trump 32% Trump +98 0991-
Neither 15% Trump +33 1655226
Do you think Hillary Clinton has the temperament to serve effectively as president? Yes 53 % of voters Clinton +74 841041
No 46% Trump +79 68563
Do you think Donald Trump has the temperament to serve effectively as president? Yes 35 % of voters Trump +92 49600
No 64% Clinton +55 721783
Do you think the presidential candidates have the temperament to serve effectively as president? Both 4 % of voters Not enough data ----
Only Clinton 49% Clinton +85 90452
Only Trump 31% Trump +97 19800
Neither 15% Trump +42 1659177
Who would better handle the economy? Hillary Clinton 48 % of voters Clinton +92 94222
Donald Trump 49% Trump +83 68940
Who would better handle foreign policy? Hillary Clinton 59 % of voters Clinton +67 811441
Donald Trump 38% Trump +94 29621
Do you think the condition of the nation's economy is: Excellent 2 % of voters Not enough data ----
Good 36% Clinton +54 742051
Not so good 44% Trump +20 365652
Poor 17% Trump +57 177473
Compared to four years ago, is your family's financial situation: Better today 32 % of voters Clinton +26 603442
Worse today 28% Trump +32 306252
About the same 39% Clinton +6 494362
Do you expect life for the next generation of Americans to be: Better than life today 35 % of voters Clinton +13 554231
Worse than life today 33% Trump +24 335773
About the same 29% Clinton +22 573562
How do you feel about the way Paul LePage is handling his job as governor? Approve 41 % of voters Trump +72 118351
Disapprove 57% Clinton +56 741863
Population City over 50,000 6 % of voters Clinton +72 821063
Suburbs 51% Trump +2 464841
Small city and Rural 43% Trump +2 454762
Geo Stratum Code CD1 52 % of voters Clinton +15 543952
CD2 48% Trump +11 415262

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