New poll shows Missouri voters rejecting Sen. McCaskill for opposing Kavanaugh

New poll shows Missouri voters rejecting Sen. McCaskill for opposing Kavanaugh
Claire McCaskill describing the size of the fish she caught (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Will of the people]

A new poll finds that Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill has fallen behind her Republican opponent due to her opposition to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

A new poll by Remington Research Group found that of the 1,555 likely Missouri voters surveyed late last week, 48 percent said they were planning to vote for Republican candidate Josh Hawley while 46 percent said they planned to vote for McCaskill.

When asked if McCaskill’s opposition to Kavanaugh affected their voting decision, 49 percent said it made them less likely to vote for the Democratic senator, while only 42 percent it made them more likely to vote for her.

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The incumbent Democrat is in a hotly contested race, and support for Hawley has been surging in the polls over the past month. The Real Clear Politics poll average puts Hawley ahead of McCaskill by one point and shows that the race has grown increasingly competitive going into November.

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