Donald Trump holds a 10 point lead over Hillary Clinton in a new poll of Missouri, but the races for governor and U.S. Senate are much closer.
Trump leads Clinton 46 percent to 36 percent, a margin identical to Mitt Romney’s over President Obama’s in 2012 (54 percent to 44 percent).
North Carolina-based Public Policy Polling found a tight four-way gubernatorial primary contest, with former Navy SEAL Eric Greitens leading the pack with 24 percent, former Missouri House speaker Catherine Hanaway close behind with 22 percent, businessman John Brunner with 16 percent and Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder at 15 percent.
Twenty-three percent of voters are undecided in that race, the winner of which will take on likely Democratic nominee Chris Koster in November. Incumbent Gov. Jay Nixon can’t run for re-election because of term limits.
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In the race for U.S. Senate, incumbent Republican Roy Blunt leads Democrat Jason Kander 41-38, with a
The poll found that only 31 percent of Missouri voters approve of the job he’s doing to 42 percent who disapprove. Only 49 percent of Republicans approve of the job he’s doing compared to 26 percent who disapprove.
The poll also found 92 percent of Missourians think women should recieve equal pay for equal work; 66 percent favor Medicaid expansion; and 62 percent support including sexual orientation and gender identity in the state’s nondiscrimination laws.