Nixon Is Up Big

Poll Day continues! Topic: The Missouri gubernatorial race Republican primary results: Congressman Kenny Hulshof 29%, Sarah Steelman 25%, Others 14%, Undecided 32% General election results: Democratic Attorney General Jay ...
by | May 23, 2008

Poll Day continues!

Topic: The Missouri gubernatorial race

Republican primary results: Congressman Kenny Hulshof 29%, Sarah Steelman 25%, Others 14%, Undecided 32%

General election results: Democratic Attorney General Jay Nixon 57%, Hulshof 33%; Nixon 58%, Steelman 33%

Analysis: Nixon's edge is even more striking, given that the last two gubernatorial elections in Missouri were absolute nailbiters. I'd be shocked if he actually wins by this margin (I'd be surprised if he wins by double digits), but he's in great shape right now.

The Republican race really hasn't taken shape yet, which isn't a surprise, since the primary isn't until August 5. If Republicans want to vote based on electability, this poll offers no guidance. One shocker: Teacher Scott Long, who, so far as I can tell doesn't even have a campaign Web site, registers at 10%.

Josh Goodman
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