Republican Roy Blunt is not polling at 50% over Democrat Robin Carnahan in the race for the Missouri US Senate seat in this years midterm election. Blunt currently leads Carnahan in the most recent Rasmussen poll 50% to 42%, that is a 2% point gain from last month.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of the state’s Likely Voters shows Carnahan, Missouri’s secretary of state, with 42% of the vote. Only four percent (4%) would opt for some other candidate, while another four percent (4%) are undecided at this point.
Still, support for both candidates has changed little over the past several months. Since January, Blunt has earned between 47% and 50% support. His support was slightly lower in September and December of last year.
Carnahan’s support has ranged between 41% to 43% in surveys conducted in 2010. She earned a high of 46% last September and December.
What is weighing down the Democrats and Carnahan in the “Show “state? The answer Barack Obama and Obamacare. 62% of Missouri voters are in favor of repealing Obamacare, a much higher percentage than is even polled nationally. Once again we see The One as a detriment and hinerence in a 2010 Democrat campaign, not a benefit.
Missouri voters are even more strongly in favor of repeal of the new national health care plan than voters nationally. Sixty-two percent (62%) of Missouri voters favor repeal of the plan, up three points from 59% a month ago, while 35% are opposed to repeal. This includes 51% who Strongly Favor repeal and 27% who Strongly Oppose it.
The election is to replace the retiring Republican Senator Kit Bond who had previously announced he would not be seeking reelection in 2010. It would appear that the GOP is on their way to holding the seat.