Tuesday, October 31, 2006

CNN: Talent 49% McCaskill 49%; McCaskill Opens 8-Point Lead Among Registered Voters

A new CNN poll shows a dead heat between Sen. Jim Talent and Democratic challenger Claire McCaskill.

Likely Voters
Sen. Jim Talent 49%
Claire McCaskill 49%

The poll taken of 565 likely voters shows Talent and McCaskill deadlocked.

Among registered voters, McCaskill leads Talent by 8 points.

Registered Voters
Claire McCaskill 51%
Sen. Jim Talent 43%

The sampling error for likely voters was plus or minus 4 percentage points; for registered voters, plus or minus 3 percentage points. The polls were taken by Opinion Research between Oct. 26th to Oct. 29th.

The CNN poll indicates that while more voters favor McCaskill, Republican/Talent supporters seem more energized to get out and actually cast a ballot.

Another source tells the KY3 Political Blog that a new Rasmussen poll will show Claire McCaskill with a slight lead 48%-47%.

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