With Missouri’s US Senate race a toss-up, both sides claim edge

Recent polling shows the Missouri U.S. Senate race couldn’t be any tighter.

An Emerson University survey out Wednesday has Republican incumbent Roy Blunt and Democrat Jason Kander tied at 45 percent. An average of polls by the analytical firm Real Clear Politics gives Blunt a razor-thin lead of 0.6 percent. Polling research site FiveThirtyEight gives Kander a 56 percent chance of winning.

And despite presidential candidate Donald Trump’s fifteen-point lead in Missouri, Will Baskin-Gerwitz with the state Democratic Party doesn’t think Kander will suffer as a result. Baskin-Gerwitz further thinks Trump’s expanding lead could actually work in Kander’s favor, noting the matching “political outsider” messages of both campaigns.

Conversely, Rich Chrismer with the Missouri Republican Party thinks Trump’s surge should only help Blunt, noting the current momentum of the Republican ticket in Missouri.

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