Susan Collins’ support for Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation was a controversial issue for her Maine constituents in 2018. Following Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, the senator from Maine is again vaulted into the spotlight on how she views the Supreme Court vacancy.
In a recent Economist/YouGov Poll, most Americans aren’t sure how they feel about Senator Collins. Half (49%) of Americans say they don’t know if they have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of her, while 19 percent say they have a favorable opinion of her. By contrast, one in three (33%) Americans have an unfavorable opinion of Collins.
Senator Collins, who represents the state of Maine, is found favorable by a quarter (25%) of Americans in the Northeast, while 32 percent of Northeasterners find her unfavorable. Two in five (43%) Americans in the Northeast say they don’t know if they have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Collins.
Methodology: The Economist survey was conducted by YouGov using a nationally representative sample of 1,500 U.S. adult citizens interviewed online between September 20 - 22, 2020. This sample was weighted according to gender, age, race, and education based on the American Community Survey, conducted by the US Bureau of the Census, as well as 2016 Presidential vote, registration status, geographic region, and news interest. Respondents were selected from YouGov’s opt-in panel to be representative of all US citizens. The margin of error is approximately 3.6% for the overall sample.