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Donald Trump to Make Campaign Stop in Maine

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Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will campaign in Maine Wednesday. 

The bombastic real estate mogul and television personality will hold his second campaign event in Maine when he stages a rally at the Cross Insurance Arena in Bangor.

Trump first visited Maine in March, just days before Republican caucuses. Trump finished second to Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz.

Trump's second visit comes as he struggles to pivot his campaign from a bare-knuckle Republican primary contest to a general election that will require winning over independent voters. He has relentlessly attacked Hillary Clinton, who has secured enough delegates to win the Democratic Party nomination.

However, recent national polls suggest Trump is in trouble. Last week a poll commissioned by the Washington Post and ABC News showed Clinton leading Trump by double digits, 51 percent to 39 percent.

The poll marked a sharp reversal from a survey released just a month earlier that showed Trump nearly even with Clinton. It also showed that about two out of three Americans believe Trump is unqualified to lead the nation.

A recent poll commissioned by the Portland Press Herald showed that Mainers preferred Clinton over Trump, but that many are dissatisfied with both presidential candidates. The poll did show Trump with a slight advantage in the state's 2nd Congressional District.

The Trump rally is scheduled for 4 p.m.