Susan Collins, Lone GOP Senator to Vote Against Amy Coney Barrett, in Danger of Losing Senate Seat

Susan Collins, Maine's incumbent senator and the only Republican to vote against Justice Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation, is currently at risk of losing her Senate seat to Democratic candidate and Maine's Speaker of the House Sara Gideon, according to a new poll.

The poll, which was conducted by Colby College in Maine, found Gideon, leading by four points, as 47 percent said they'd vote for her, while 43 percent sided with Collins.

Colby College surveyed 879 likely voters in Maine from October 21 to October 25 and reported a margin of error of plus or minus 3.3 percentage points.

Several other recently conducted polls also show Gideon with a slight lead over Collins, with less than a week until the election.

One poll conducted by Pan Atlantic Research found Gideon ahead by seven points. According to this poll, 46.9 percent of respondents said they'd vote for Gideon if the election were held today, while 39.8 percent sided with Collins.

Pan Atlantic Research surveyed 600 likely voters in Maine from October 2 to October 6 and reported a margin of error of plus or minus 4.5 percentage points.

A third poll, conducted by Data for Progress found Gideon ahead by five points (46 to 41 percent). This poll surveyed 718 likely voters across Maine from September 23 to September 28 and reported a margin of error of plus or minus 3.7 percentage points.

The Cook Political Report also rates this Senate race as a toss-up, meaning "either party has a good chance of winning."

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GOP Senator Susan Collins of Maine leaves the Senate floor on Capitol Hill on October 20. Collins is currently at risk of losing her Senate seat to Democratic candidate Sara Gideon, according to a new poll. Stefani Reynolds/Getty

Collins, who has represented Maine in the Senate since 1997, has also been critical of President Donald Trump. In response to her opposition to Trump's Supreme Court justice nominee, Collins faced backlash from the president, who wrote in a recent tweet that she is "not worth the work."

In addition to holding a lead over Collins in the polls, Gideon and her campaign have also out-raised the incumbent senator.

According to OpenSecrets.org, which compiles data from the Federal Election Commission, Gideon's campaign has raised over $68 million, compared to more than $26 million raised by Collins and her campaign.

Gideon is not the only Democrat in Maine receiving support from voters, as the poll from Colby College also found Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden ahead of Trump. According to the poll, 51 percent of respondents said they'd vote for Biden if the election were held today, compared with 38 percent who said they'd vote for Trump.

Newsweek reached out to Collins and Gideon's campaigns for comment but did not receive a response in time for publication.