Senator Christopher Bond says a recent public opinion poll is encouraging but he adds he’s not relying on polls in his race for re-election. A poll conducted for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and KMOV-TV has Bond with a 53-to-38 percent edge over Democrat challenger Nancy Farmer. Bond notes it’s early yet and says nothing can be taken for granted. He dismisses the poll results that indicate he has a 41-percent unfavorable rating. He says that’s not the impression her gets when he campaigns in the state. The polls indicates Bond has a 55-percent favorable rating. Democrat Nancy Farmer dismisses the poll, which shows her trailing badly. Farmer says she hasn’t begun her television advertising yet and that that should turn those numbers around.