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CBS News: MO-Sen. Contest Between McCaskill, Hawley Tied

CBS News finds the race all knotted up, each candidate receiving 45 percent, with 50 days to go.

By NTK Staff | 09.17.2018 @10:30am
CBS News: MO-Sen. Contest Between McCaskill, Hawley Tied

Only weeks remain until Missourians will decide who will be their U.S. senator for the next six years. The race, between Attorney General Josh Hawley (R-MO) and Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), is all tied up, according to CBS News.

The outlet polled the race recently, and reported Sunday:

New CBS News Battleground Tracker polling find Tester is up two points with likely voters over Republican Matt Rosendale, 47-45 percent in Montana, while in Missouri, McCaskill and Republican John Hawley are even in support among likely voters at 45-45 percent.

…Two-thirds of Josh Hawley’s backers say their vote is at least partially to support the president, and two-thirds of McCaskill’s say it is to oppose him. More of Hawley’s voters say they are backing him primarily because he is a Republican than are McCaskill’s voters backing her primarily because she is a Democrat; McCaskill’s backers are relatively more likely to describe themselves as picking her on personal characteristics or issue stances, which might help explain her competitiveness in a state that Republican presidential candidates have usually carried easily.

The poll is bad news for McCaskill, who as an incumbent should enjoy an advantage in the race. With less than two months to go, and plenty of election spending pouring into Missouri, it’s a tie race.

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