Democratic Challenger Closes In On Incumbent In Missouri Senate Race

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Incumbent Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) leads Democratic challenger Jason Kander by two points the race for the U.S. Senate seat in Missouri, according to a new Monmouth University poll.

Blunt leads current Missouri Secretary of State Kander, 46-44, with Libertarian candidate Jonathan Dine following at 4 percent.

Kander has closed in since Monmouth last polled Missouri’s likely voters in August. In that poll, Blunt led by five points, 48-43, with Dine polling at 3 percent.

The Monmouth University poll was conducted Oct. 9-11 among 406 likely voters in Missouri, with a margin of error of plus or minus 4.9 percent.

TPM’s PollTracker Average for the U.S. Senate election in Missouri shows a tossup, with Blunt leading Kander, 44 to 43.3.

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Danielle Keeton-Olsen is a polling intern based in New York City. A Chicago native, she recently graduated from Ohio University, where she honed her skills in data journalism, politics and small-town journalism.
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