The difference between two polls regarding the race between Jason Levesque and Michael Michaud (Sept. 21) can be explained easily. At this stage of the campaign, many voters still are undecided. Combine that with the margin of sampling error, and there will be great volatility in poll results.
Usually, the incumbent has the early advantage just because of name familiarity. That makes it significant that in both polls, Michaud is under 50 percent — very dangerous territory for an incumbent.
I am confident that as voters become acquainted with Levesque, and as they learn about Michaud’s slavish devotion to the party line in Washington, the race will be much tighter than early polls indicate.
Undecided voters tend to break for the challenger.
Jason Levesque clearly has the potential to win an upset to become the new congressman from Maine’s 2nd District.
Douglas Hodgkin, Lewiston