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Poll: Olympia Snowe Could Win Reelection -- As An Independent

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In the poll, Snowe handily won four hypothetical three-way match-ups, taking between 54% and 57% in each contest. And interestingly, she actually drew more support from Democrats than from Republicans in those pairings, pulling in nearly 60% of Democratic votes in each.

That scenario wouldn't be without recent precedent.

Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) lost the Democratic primary election in 2006, but then formed his own political party and rolled to a general election victory.

The PPP poll was conducted MArch 3-6 among 1,246 registered voters. It has a margin of error of 2.8%.