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Wed Oct 10, 2018, 11:08 PM

Yet another poll says Missouri Senate race is tight. A look inside the numbers shows why

Source: St Louis Post Dispatch

• Trump’s approval rating among Missourians is essentially even at 50 percent approval and 49 percent disapproval. But the intensity of those who disapprove of Trump is higher than those who approve of him, with 32 percent strongly approving and 41 percent strongly disapproving. Trump has an 88 percent approval rating among Missouri Republicans and a 7 percent approval rating among Show-Me Democrats.

• Health care (19 percent naming it), followed by the economy (12 percent), are cited by Missourians as the two most important issues. Immigration, at 10 percent, shows up third, outpacing the environment and other issues. Almost one in five likely Republican voters names immigration as the biggest concern, topping all other issues.

These findings explain why McCaskill has focused much of her campaign rhetoric and advertising on health-related issues, including protecting the ability of people with pre-existing conditions to get insurance. Meanwhile, Hawley, Trump and other Republican surrogates have emphasized a strong economy in campaign events in Missouri, along with getting tougher on illegal immigration.

• The pre-existing conditions issue is a problem for Hawley in this poll, and it explains why McCaskill is hitting him so hard for signing onto a lawsuit that challenges the Affordable Care Act. McCaskill says that, if successful, that lawsuit pursued by nearly two dozen states would take away the guarantees to those with pre-existing conditions embedded in the act; Hawley says he favors protecting pre-existing conditions but says it does not have to come through the Affordable Care Act, which he has attacked as broken.

Read more: https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/yet-another-poll-says-missouri-senate-race-is-tight-a/article_12d29e5c-b9b0-568e-b6fb-7a940a886e61.html

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Reply Yet another poll says Missouri Senate race is tight. A look inside the numbers shows why (Original post)
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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 01:44 AM

1. So the GOP thug says pre-existing protection is broken...what would be his policy proposal

to fix it. Like Trump, this guy only speaks rhetoric. GAH.

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 02:33 AM

3. he's running as a mini-Trump

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 02:12 AM

2. How in the hell is he at 50% there?

Mind boggling!

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Response to Polybius (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 02:34 AM

4. tRump won the state by nearly 20%

although papa Blunt only won over Jason Kander by about 4% on the same ballot, approval hasn't fallen much but disapproval has gone way up

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