Roy Blunt holds a six point lead over liberal democrat Robin Carnahan.
Roy Blunt holds a six point lead over liberal Robin Carnahan in the US Senate race. The health care bill supported by Carnahan and far left Senator Claire McCaskill may be part of the reason that she is so far down in the polls. 59% of Missouri voters not only oppose the bill but want it repealed.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in the state shows Blunt earning 48% support to Carnahan’s 42%. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and seven percent (7%) are undecided.
The two both attracted 46% of the vote last September, but Carnahan’s support began to fade toward the end of the year. Her low mark was 41% last month. Blunt’s best showing to date was 49% support in March.
These shifts may be explained in part by opposition to the national health care plan which is slightly higher in Missouri than it is nationally. Fifty-nine percent (59%) of Missouri voters favor repealing the plan, while 36% oppose repeal. This includes 47% who strongly favor repeal and 27% who strongly oppose it.
Blunt picks up 76% support from those who strongly favor repealing the health plan. Carnahan gets 80% of the vote of those who strongly oppose repeal.
Men in Missouri favor the Republican, while women are evenly divided. Blunt leads Carnahan 50% to 28% among voters not affiliated with either major party.