Candidates prepare for Missouri primary, Democrats too close to call

With recent polls showing tight a tight presidential nomination race in Missouri, candidates in both parties, or their surrogates, swept through the state on Monday in preparation for Tuesday’s primary.

The St. Louis area saw appearances by former first daughter Chelsea Clinton, addressing supporters of her mother, Democrat Hillary Clinton, who packed into a Clayton restaurant; and Democrat Bernie Sanders, leading a large crowd in St. Charles, his third four-figure rally in the region in the past two weeks.

A new poll on the eve of the Missouri Democratic primary showed the race between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton too close to call. Public Policy Polling said Monday the race stands at 47-46 percent with Sanders holding a slight advantage over Clinton. Among Democrats, Clinton holds a more commanding lead of 56-39 percent. Among Republicans, however, Sanders fares far better with a sizable 62-23 percent lead.

GOP frontrunner Donald Trump also leads in Missouri among Republicans with a 36-29 percent advantage over Sen. Ted Cruz.

Polls in Missouri will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Read more: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Kansas City Star, St. Louis Public Radio

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