Koster extends lead, Carnahan and Schmitt also up in polls

Attorney General Chris Koster stretched his lead over Eric Greitens in the latest Missouri Times poll in the race for governor. In the two other races polled, former U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan held a 4 point lead over Sen. Mike Parson in the race for lieutenant governor while Sen. Eric Schmitt took an 11 point lead over former state Rep. Judy Baker in the campaign for state treasurer.

In the governor’s race, Koster’s 49-41 lead could be attributed to his endorsement from the National Rifle Association last week. Lobbyist Alex Eaton of the Catalyst Group thinks the 8 point lead could be the largest seen in the race.

Meanwhile, in the race for lieutenant governor, Carnahan held a 44-40 lead over Parson with 16 percent of voters undecided. Some thought Carnahan’s lead could be larger given his statewide name ID and Parson’s bruising primary.

In the final race polled this week, the Republican Schmitt held a double-digit lead over Baker, 48-37 with 15 percent of voters undecided.

More than 600 people were polled across Missouri – 48 in Columbia, 30 in Joplin, 129 in Kansas City, 12 in the Kirksville/Hannibal area, 26 in Cape Girardeau, 103 in Springfield, 12 in St. Joseph and 236 in St Louis. The poll was conducted by Gravis Polling.

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