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Missouri Senate: Still Close

Talent (R) 46%, McCaskill (D) 44%

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

The Missouri Senate race remains one of the closest in the nation. The latest Rasmussen Reports election poll shows Senator Jim Talent (R) with 46% of the vote and Missouri State Auditor Claire McCaskill (D) at 44%. A month ago, it was McCaskill’s turn to hold a statistically insignificant edge, 45% to 42%.

During this cycle, Rasmussen Reports has conducted ten election polls in Missouri. In nine of the ten polls, the candidates have been within three points of each other nine times. The state remains solidly in the “Toss-Up” category in our Senate Balance of Power summary.


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