Early Look, Blunt Leads Kander But Not Home Free

The first survey of the rearranged 2016 Missouri US Senate race shows Republican incumbent Roy Blunt with a 13 point lead over Democratic challenger, Secretary of State Jason Kander.
Blunt, however, is under the 50% threshold that indicates an incumbent is safe.
The Remington Research poll shows Blunt with 49% and Kander 36%.
14% of the survey were undecided.
The survey shows the views of 957 likely voters. It was weighted to reflect turnout demographics. The margin of error was reported at 3.2%.
Kander unexpectedly joined the US Senate campaign earlier this week. He announced he’s make the run, giving up a re-election bid for Secretary of State. His term in that office also ends in 2016.
The poll shows the voters in the survey evenly divided about their opinion of Blunt, the veteran Congressman who is finishing his first term in the Senate.
39% gave him a favorable rating. 31% had unfavorable view of Blunt. 30% had no opinion.
Kander’s fav/unfav numbers reflected his lack of statewide name recognition.
26% have a favorable impression of him; 21% did not. 54% of the voters in the survey had no opinion on the Democrat.

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