Oregon Governor: Dudley (R) 49%, Kitzhaber (D) 44%
Republican Chris Dudley continues to hold a small lead over Democrat John Kitzhaber in Oregon’s gubernatorial race.
The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Dudley picking up 49% of the vote, while Kitzhaber draws support from 44% when leaners are included. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided.
Just over two weeks ago, Dudley led Kirtzhaber 49% to 45% when leaners were first included in the totals. Leaners are those who initially indicate no preference for either of the candidates but answer a follow-up question and say they are leaning towards a particular candidate. From this point forward, Rasmussen Reports considers results with leaners the primary indicator of the race.
This race remains a Toss-Up in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Gubernatorial Scorecard.
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The survey of 750 Likely Voters in Oregon was conducted on September 8, 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.
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