Romney/Akin Lead in MO (Plus New Politico Poll)
Unlike most Monday mornings of late, we actually have a new poll this morning and it comes from Survey USA and the state of Missouri where Mitt Romney holds a slim lead in the presidential race while Todd Akin is ahead by double digits.
PRESIDENT – MISSOURI (Survey USA)
Mitt Romney (R) 45%
Barack Obama (D-inc) 44%
US SENATE – MISSOURI (Survey USA)
Todd Akin (R) 51%
Claire McCaskill (D-inc) 40%
GOVERNOR – MISSOURI (Survey USA)
Jay Nixon (D-inc) 51%
Dave Spence (R) 37%
Jim Higgins (L) 5%
This poll was done August 9-12 among 585 likely voters. We also have a new poll from Politico and George Washington University that has the national race showing Barack Obama with only a slim one-percentage point lead.
PRESIDENT – NATIONAL (Politico)
Barack Obama (D-inc) 48%
Mitt Romney (R) 47%
This poll was done August 5-9 among 1000 likely voters. That is quite a difference from the media polls towards the end of last week.