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Oregon Governor

Kulongoski Widens Lead Over Challenger Saxton

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Results of the latest Rasmussen Reports election survey of 500 likely voters show Democratic incumbent Governor Ted Kulongoski widening his lead in his bid for re-election. Kulongoski now leads Republican challenger Ron Saxton 45% to 35%, an eight-point jump since the last poll. The last survey was taken immediately after the primary race, which may have provided a bounce for Saxton at the time. Since then, however, his numbers have taken a downward turn. In the current survey, 43% of respondents report having a favorable opinion of Saxton, down from 48% in May. His unfavorable rating has taken an 11-point climb, jumping from 41% its current standing at 52%

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