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  McCaskill 47% Talent 45%

Survey of 500 Likely Voters

November 9, 2005

Election 2008


Talent (R) 45%
McCaskill (D) 47%
Other 2%
Not Sure 6%



November 11, 2005--Missouri voters may be in for one of the closest Senate races of Election 2006.

The latest Rasmussen Reports Election Poll shows Democrat Claire McCaskill with 47% of the vote and Republican Jim Talent with 45%.

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Our previous Missouri poll found the two candidates tied at 46% each. Both candidates are now viewed favorably by 55% of Missouri voters.

Both candidates attract 85% of the votes from their own party. McCaskill has a 7-percentage point advantage among unaffiliated voters.

During Election 2006, Rasmussen Reports will poll at least once a month in every Senate and Governors' race. Our Election 2006 coverage will include more frequent measurement of competitive races.

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Forty-nine percent (49%) of Missouri voters believe Judge Samuel Alito should be confirmed to serve on the United States Supreme Court. Twenty-seven percent (27%) take the opposite view and say he should not be confirmed.

Just 38% of voters in the state say that George W. Bush is doing a good or excellent job with the economy. Sixteen percent (16%) say he's doing a "fair" job, while 44% say poor.

CrossTabs and ratings of other Missouri politicians are available for Premium Members.

Election 2006 polls have also been released this week for Pennsylvania and Washington.

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The telephone survey of 500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports November 9, 2005.  The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 4.5 percentage points at the midpoint with a 95% level of confidence (see Methodology).

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