SurveyUSA: Mitt Romney, Jay Nixon, Claire McCaskill winning in Missouri

12:23 AM, Nov 5, 2012   |    comments
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St. Louis (KSDK) -- With fewer than 30 hours left until the polls open for the General Election, here is a look at the race for the White House, Missouri governor and U.S. Senate.

A NewsChannel 5 Decision 2012 poll conducted by SurveyUSA found Mitt Romney with a seven-percent lead over President Barack Obama in Missouri, 50 to 43. Four-percent of Missouri voters selected other and three-percent were undecided.

President Obama had a six-percent lead in the St. Louis-area.

If the race for U.S. Senate were held today in Missouri, Claire McCaskill would win over Todd Akin 51 to 36-percent. Libertarian Jonathan Dine captured eight-percent of the vote.

McCaskill's strength comes from her ability to retain her base. She holds 93-percent of the Democratic base, compared to Akin who holds just 66-percent of the Republican base.

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has a lead over Republican challenger Dave Spence 48 to 39-percent. Nixon's entire margin of victory comes from African American voters, who break 11:1 for Nixon.

SurveyUSA interviewed 700 adults from the state of Missouri October 28 through November 3. Of the adults, 643 were registered to vote. Of the registered voters, 589 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely to vote in the General Election.

The complete Decision 2012 poll results can be found on SurveyUSA's website


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