Eliot Cutler

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Eliot R. Cutler
Eliot Cutler.jpg
Candidate for
Governor of Maine
PartyIndependent
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Websites
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Eliot R. Cutler is an Independent candidate for Governor of Maine in 2014. He formally launched his second consecutive gubernatorial campaign - having previously sought the office in 2010 - on September 24, 2013.[1][2] Cutler hopes to set up a 2014 re-match with current incumbent Paul LePage, a first term Republican to whom Cutler lost the governorship in the 2010 general election by a margin of less than two percentage points. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

On The Issues Vote Match

Eliot Cutler's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Cutler is a Liberal Populist. Cutler received a score of 55 percent on social issues and 20 percent on economic issues.[3]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[4]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Favors
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Favors Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Favors
Vouchers for school choice Opposes Keep God in the public sphere Unknown
Absolute right to gun ownership Opposes Human needs over animal rights Strongly Opposes
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Favors Stricter punishment reduces crime Unknown
Support & expand free trade Unknown Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Favors
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Strongly Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Unknown
Prioritize green energy Strongly Favors Expand the military Unknown
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Favors Stay out of Iran Unknown
Privatize Social Security Opposes Never legalize marijuana Unknown
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[3]

Elections

2014

See also: Maine gubernatorial election, 2014

Cutler is running for Governor of Maine in 2014. When he officially entered the race on September 24, 2013, Cutler had already been labeled as the presumptive Independent party candidate.[5] Incumbent Gov. Paul LePage, a Republican first elected in 2010, is running for re-election in 2014.[6] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Endorsements

Cutler received the endorsements of state Sen. Patrick Flood (R) and U.S. Sen. Angus King (I) prior to the general election.[7][8]

Campaign media


Eliot Cutler ad: Jobs & the Economy

Hypothetical match-up polls

2014 Maine gubernatorial election - Three-way race
Poll Mike Michaud (D) Paul LePage* (R)Eliot Cutler (I)Undecided or refusedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research/National Education Association
(July 11-16, 2013)
40%31%26%3%+/-4.9400
Public Policy Polling
(August 23-25, 2013)
39%35%18%8%+/-3.2953
Maine People's Resource Center
(September 8-10, 2013)
40%34%16.8%9.1%+/-3.84652
Public Policy Poll
(November 8-11, 2013)
38%36%15%10%+/-3.2964
Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research
(January 13-23, 2014)
45%32%18%5%+/--400
Public Policy Polling
(April 1-2, 2014)
44%37%14%5%+/--583
The Pan Atlantic SMS Group
(March 31- April 5, 2014)
37.3%38.6%20.3%3.7%+/-4.9400
Rasmussen Reports
(April 23-25, 2014)
40%40%14%6%+/-3.0830
Public Policy Polling
(May 5-6, 2014)
43%39%15%3%+/--754
Maine People's Resource Center
(July 26-28, 2014)
42.6%41.4%12.6%3.4%+/-3.47796
AVERAGES 40.89% 36.4% 16.97% 5.62% +/-1.96 673.2
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

Note: An asterisk (*) is used to denote incumbent status

2014 Maine gubernatorial election - Two-way race
Poll Mike Michaud (D) Paul LePage* (R)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research/National Education Association
(July 11-16, 2013)
61%34%5%+/-4.9400
Public Policy Polling
(August 23-25, 2013)
54%39%7%+/-3.2953
Maine People's Resource Center
(September 8-10, 2013)
55.9%36.1%7.9%+/-3.84652
Public Policy Poll
(November 8-11, 2013)
53%39%8%+/-3.2964
Press Herald
(June 12-18, 2014)
51%44%4%+/-3.9625
AVERAGES 54.98% 38.42% 6.38% +/-3.81 718.8
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

Note: An asterisk (*) is used to denote incumbent status

Hypothetical Match-up Poll
Poll Mike Michaud (D) Paul LePage* (R)Eliot Cutler (I)Margin of ErrorSample Size
Press Herald
(June 12-18, 2014)
40%36%15%+/-3.9625
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

Note: An asterisk (*) is used to denote incumbent status

Hypothetical Match-up Poll
Poll Eliot Cutler (I) Paul LePage* (R)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Press Herald
(June 12-18, 2014)
50%38%9%+/-3.9625
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

Note: An asterisk (*) is used to denote incumbent status


2010

See also: Maine gubernatorial election, 2010 and Gubernatorial elections, 2010

Cutler faced Elizabeth Mitchell (D), Paul LePage (R), Kevin L. Scott (I) and Shawn H. Moody (I) in the general election on November 2, 2010.


Governor of Maine, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPaul LePage 37.6% 218,065
     Democratic Elizabeth Mitchell 18.8% 109,387
     Independent Eloit R. Cutler 35.9% 208,270
     Independent Shawn H. Moody 5% 28,756
     Independent Kevin L. Scott 1% 5,664
     Others Various 0.5% 2,624
     Blanks - 1.3% 7,772
Total Votes 580,538
Election Results Via: Maine Secretary of State

Campaign donors

2010

In an investigation, Maine Watchdog looked at the contributions to all Maine gubernatorial candidates and found that the largest share of Cutler’s financing came out of his own pocketbook at $925,000.00. His total contributions, as of October 2010, for the campaign were $1,355,000.00.[9]

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