Republican presidential nominee John McCain has improved his standing among Missouri voters.
And he may have running mate Sarah Palin to thank.
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McCain’s growing support from women and fellow Republicans are key reasons why he holds a slight lead over Democrat Barack Obama in the latest Missouri poll conducted for the Post-Dispatch and KMOV-TV (Channel 4) by Research 2000, a Maryland-based polling firm.
Among the 800 likely Missouri voters polled last week, 49 percent favored McCain compared to 45 percent for Obama. The remaining 6 percent were undecided, or split between the three minor-party tickets on the ballot.
In South Carolina, McCain-Palin are now leading 51-45 according to a new Rasmussen report.