Public opinion polls are emerging to give us a glimpse of how politics is shaping up in Missouri. A poll conducted for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and KMOV-TV shows a virtual tie for Governor between Republican Matt Blunt and Democrat Claire McCaskill. The survey shows Blunt with 46-percent support and McCaskill with 45-percent. The race for U.S. Senate isn’t close. The same polling firm reports Senator Christopher Bond has a commanding lead over challenger Nancy Farmer. Bond, a Republican, enjoys 53-percent support. Farmer, a Democrat, has the support of only 38-percent of those surveyed. With a margin of error of 3-and-half percent, the numbers could either shrink to about an eight percent lead for Bond or swell to more than a 20-percent spread. Nine percent of those surveyed remain undecided.