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New poll shows widening lead for Blunt in US Senate race

By AP/St. Louis Public Radio

St. Louis – A new poll for the Missouri Senate race shows Republican Roy Blunt with one of his largest leads.

The CNN-Time poll released Wednesday showed 53 percent of likely voters supporting Blunt, compared to 40 percent for his Democratic challenger, Robin Carnahan. The phone survey of 832 likely voters has a margin of error of 3.5 percent. A larger sample or registered voters gave Blunt an 11-point lead.

Blunt and Carnahan are running to replace retiring Republican Senator Kit Bond.

The survey also asked people about President Barack Obama's job performance. Sixty-one percent of likely voters disapproved. The numbers were better among registered voters, with 55 percent disapproving.


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