Two public opinion polls on Missouri’s U.S. Senate race, conducted within the last two weeks, have strikingly different results. The Research 2000 survey, conducted for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and KMOV-TV, gives Democratic challenger Claire McCaskill the support of 49 percent of those surveyed. That compares to 43 percent expressing support for incumbent Republican Jim Talent. Meanwhile, a Zogby interactive survey, conducted in conjunction with the Wall Street Journal Online, shows Talent has a 49-44 percent lead among decided voters. The Research 2000 poll involved 800 likely voters, while the Zogby survey used 847 respondents. Political pundits have said, all along, that Missouri’s Senate contest would be among the closest races of the 2006 mid-term elections.
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