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Election 2010: Oregon Senate

Oregon Senate: Wyden (D) Still Clears 50% Against Huffman (R)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Republican Jim Huffman posts his best showing yet in Oregon's U.S. Senate race, but Democratic incumbent Ron Wyden still holds a double-digit lead with the election just days away.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state finds Wyden, who is seeking a third six-year term, earning 53% support to Huffman’s 42%. It's the first time the Republican has climbed out of the 30s. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, while two percent (2%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.) 

This race remains Solid Democratic as it has for months in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Senate Balance of Power rankings

Earlier this month, Wyden held a 52% to 36% lead over Huffman.  In prior surveys since May, Wyden has consistently outdistanced his Republican challenger, with support ranging from 47% to 56%.  In those same surveys, Huffman, a law professor and political newcomer, has earned 35% to 38% of the vote.

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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. 

The race to be Oregon’s next governor remains a close one.


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