Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Democratic incumbent Ron Wyden continues to earn over 50% support against his Republican challenger Jim Huffman in Oregon’s U.S. Senate race.
A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state finds Wyden picking up 52% of the vote, while Huffman, a law school professor, gets 36% support. Four percent (4%) favor another candidate, and eight percent (8%) are undecided.
This race continues to be Solid Democrat in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Senate Balance of Power rankings.
Last month, Wyden led Huffman 53% to 35%. Wyden, who is seeking a third six-year term, has consistently held the lead over Huffman in surveys since late May, with support ranging from 47% to 56%. In that same period, Huffman’s support has run from 35% to 38%.
Seventy-five percent (75%) of Republicans in the state favor Huffman. Wyden draws support from 86% of Oregon Democrats. Among voters not affiliated with either political party, the incumbent holds an 11-point lead over his Republican opponent.
The survey of 750 Likely Voters in Oregon was conducted on October 10, 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 subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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