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%Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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