Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill is locked in a tight race against the three Republican candidates vying to challenge her, according to a new survey by Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling.
The new survey has McCaskill tied with former state Treasurer Sarah Steelman at 44 percent each; McCaskill leads businessman John Brunner 46 percent to 44 percent; and Rep. Todd Akin edges out McCaskill 44 percent to 44 percent. The survey of 602 registered voters was conducted from May 24-27, and has a 4 percent margin of error.
The poll also shows McCaskill with only a 40 percent approval rating, and 50 percent disapproval. PPP President Dean Debnam writes: “Once Republicans are unified around their nominee she could find herself as the underdog.”
The TPM Poll Average shows McCaskill barely leading Steelman, 43.7 percent to 42.3 percent.