St. Louis Public Radio News
6:14 pm
Wed October 6, 2010

Poll shows Blunt leading Carnahan for Mo. Senate

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A new polls shows Republican Rep. Roy Blunt leading Democratic Secretary of State Robin Carnahan in Missouri's U.S. Senate race.

In the poll released Wednesday by CNN/Time/Opinion Research
Corp., 53 percent of likely voters supported Blunt compared with 40
percent for Carnahan. It surveyed 832 likely voters by phone
between Friday and Tuesday and had a margin of error of plus or
minus 3.5 percentage point.

Among a larger sample of registered voters, 50 percent backed
Blunt and 39 percent Carnahan.

They are the leading contenders in the Nov. 2 election to
replace retiring Republican Sen. Kit Bond.

The survey also asked people about President Barack Obama's job
performance. Of likely voters, 61 percent disapproved. Of
registered voters, 55 percent disapproved.