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Oregon Senate: Wyden (D) Remains Well Ahead of Huffman (R)

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.

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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.

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