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Missouri poll shows leads for Trump, Blunt; Koster leads Greitens in race for governor

Roy Blunt, Republican, and Jason Kander, Democrat
Roy Blunt, Republican, and Jason Kander, Democrat The Kansas City Star

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A new poll from our friends at Remington Research Group shows outside-the-margins leads for two Republican candidates in Missouri, and a lead for the Democrat in the governor’s race.

In a four-way race for president:

R-Donald Trump 46 percent, D-Hillary Clinton 37 percent, L-Gary Johnson 8 percent, and G-Jill Stein 3 percent.

In a four-way race for the U.S. Senate:

R-Roy Blunt 47 percent, D-Jason Kander 40 percent, L-Jonathan Dine 4 percent, C-Fred Ryman 2 percent.

(Tuesday, the Kander campaign pointed out Remington Research is affiliated with Axiom Strategies, and GOP consultant Jeff Roe.)

In a four-way race for Missouri governor:

D-Chris Koster 46 percent, R-Eric Greitens 42 percent, L-Cisse Spragins 4 percent, I-Lester Turilli 1 percent.

“Donald Trump and Roy Blunt each hold respectable leads in their races,” said a statement from Titus Bond, Director of Remington Research Group. “It appears the biggest question mark for Republicans in Missouri is the race for governor.”

Other races:

R-Mike Parson leads D-Russ Carnahan for lieutenant governor in Missouri by a three-point margin. R-Josh Hawley is ahead of D-Teresa Hensley by 6 points. R-Eric Schmitt leads by 9 points in the treasurer’s race. R-Jay Ashcroft leads by 5 points in the race for secretary of state.

The poll’s margin of error is plus or minus three percent.