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Election 2010: Missouri Senate

Missouri Senate: Blunt (R) Still Leads Carnahan (D)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Following their debates last week, Republican Congressman Roy Blunt continues to lead Democrat Robin Carnahan in Missouri's race for the U.S. Senate.

The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Blunt picking up 52% of the vote, while Carnahan, Missouri’s secretary of state, draws support from 43%. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and three percent (3%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Two weeks ago, Blunt held a similar 51%t 43% lead over Carnahan.

The race remains Leans Republican in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Senate Balance of Power rankings. Blunt and Carnahan are running for the seat being vacated by retiring GOP Senator Christopher "Kit" Bond.

Blunt has led in all 13 surveys this year prior to this one with 45% to 53% of the vote. Carnahan in those same surveys has earned 41% to 45% support.

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This survey of 750 Likely Voters in Missouri was conducted on October 19, 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, LLCSee methodology

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