Recent polling shows Senate tie, support for ballot measures

A recent poll shows paper-thin margins for Claire McCaskill and Josh Hawley’s race for U.S. Senate.

If the election were held today, a poll conducted by Missouri Scout says McCaskill and Hawley would each receive 47 percent of the vote.

The survey also showed State Auditor Nicole Galloway at a five-point disadvantage to Republican challenger Saundra McDowell, with McDowell at 47 percent to Galloway’s 42 percent.

The poll also showed voter support for several initiatives appearing on the November ballot.

Support for legalizing medical cannabis by amending Missouri’s Constitution was high, at 54 percent. Thirty-five percent opposed. Three measures that would legalize medical cannabis are set to appear on the November ballot.

A gradual minimum wage increase to $12 per hour by 2023 was also popular, with a 60 percent to 28 percent margin.

The Missouri Scout poll was conducted between Aug. 8 and 9, included 1,785 likely 2018 General Election voters and has a 2.3 percent margin of error.

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