The St. Louis Post-Dispatch covers a ton of ground in its new June Research 2000 poll.
Here are the quick takes . . .
Most Missourians have an unfavorable opinion of President Bush . . . 53% unfavorable.
John Kerry would beat President Bush if the election were held today . . . 48% to 40%.
Most Missourians now believe the war against Iraq was not worth it . . . 54%.
45% believe the U.S. should begin to bring home some troops from Iraq.
A strong majority believe the country is heading in the wrong direction . . . 63%.
Claire McCaskill would beat Jim Talent if the election were held today . . . 49% to 43%.
Jay Nixon would beat Governor Blunt if the election were held today . . . 50% to 40%.
66% of Missourians favor restoring Medicaid coverage, including 53% of Republicans.
62% support the stem cell ballot measure, including 44% in Southwest Missouri.
66% support raising the minimum wage to $6.50 an hour, including 52% in the Ozarks.
62% support raising the tobacco tax for health care, including 43% in Southwest Missouri.
54% oppose the new voter I.D. requirement to be imposed this November.
Rep. Mark Wright polls 8% in the Auditor race, but luckily for him 39% aren't paying attention.
Man, oh man! Is there any good news in here for Republicans? If there is, it is hard to find.
The best news for the G.O.P. may be that the election is more than 4 months away. Lots of time for numbers to swing. Especially in that Senate race. Who do you trust? Research 2000 or Zogby?