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Oregon Governor: Kitzhaber (D), Dudley (R) Remain Close

Following their first – and only – televised debate, Democrat John Kitzhaber and Republican Chris Dudley remain locked in a tight race to be Oregon’s next governor.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state finds Kitzhaber earning 48% of the vote, his best showing to date, while Dudley receives 46% support.  Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and four percent (4%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

This race remains a Toss-Up in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Gubernatorial Scorecard.

The two candidates have been neck-and-neck since early February.  Last month, Dudley, earning his highest level of support thus far, held a 49% to 44% advantage over Kitzhaber.

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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 Reports will release new numbers on Oregon's U.S. Senate race later this week.

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