Wednesday, October 27, 2010
The race to be Oregon’s next governor remains a close one.
A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state finds Republican Chris Dudley earning 49% of the vote, while his Democratic challenger, John Kitzhaber, receives 46% support. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and another three percent (3%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here).
The race remains a Toss-Up in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Gubernatorial Scorecard.
Two weeks ago, Kitzhaber posted a 48% to 46% lead, but the two candidates have been essentially tied since February. Support for Dudley, a former professional basketball player turned businessman, has ranged from 36% to 49%. In the same period, Kitzhaber, who served as governor of Oregon from 1995 to 2003, has earned 41% to 48% of the vote.
The survey of 750 Likely Voters in Oregon was conducted on October 25, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
Rasmussen Reports will release new numbers on Oregon's U.S. Senate race later this week.
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