St. Louis (KSDK) -- It's our first look at the race for the White House, Missouri governor and U.S. Senate since the Missouri primary last week.
A NewsChannel 5 Decision 2012 poll conducted by Survey USA found Mitt Romney with a one-percent lead over President Barack Obama in Missouri, 45 to 44. Six-percent of Missouri voters selected other and five-percent were undecided.
President Obama had a 16-point lead in the St. Louis-area.
If the race for U.S. Senate were held today in Missouri, Todd Akin would win over Claire McCaskill 51 to 40-percent. Jonathan Dine captured 4-percent of the vote.
Akin is doing considerably better in female voters 35 and older.
Women prefer Akin 53 to 39. He's also within five points of McCaskill in the Democratic stronghold of St. Louis.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has a large lead over Republican challenger Dave Spence 51 to 37-percent. As a sign of Nixon's appeal, 21-percent of those who plan to vote for the Romney say they will cross over and vote for the Democrat Nixon in November.