Republican Congressman Roy Blunt has opened a slightly wider lead over Democrat Robin Carnahan in Missouri’s race for the U.S. Senate.
A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state shows Blunt earning 49% support, his best showing since March, while Carnahan picks up 43% of the vote. Four percent (4%) like another candidate in the race, and four percent (4%) more are undecided.
Carnahan is one of the few Democrats nationally that President Obama has campaigned for, and Blunt has begun airing ads in the state that highlight Obama’s appearance with her earlier this month. Just after that appearance, the race closed to a virtual tie, with Blunt ahead 47% to 45%.