Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #13893
 
24 Weeks to Election, MO Democrat Nixon Defeats Either GOP Challenger for Governor: In an election for Governor of Missouri today, 05/20/08, 24 weeks to the vote, Democrat Jay Nixon defeats both likely Republican opponents, according to this SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for KCTV-TV in Kansas City and KSDK-TV in St. Louis. Today, Nixon, Missouri's Attorney General, defeats Republican Congressman Kenny Hulshof 57% to 33%; Nixon defeats Republican State Treasurer Sarah Steelman 58% to 33%. Against both, Nixon carries all regions of the state and all demographic groups. Against Hulshof, 18% of Republicans cross over to vote for Nixon; against Steelman, 25% of Republicans cross over. Should Missouri voters be required to produce a photo-ID when they vote? 58% of likely voters say "yes." Those who say "yes" disproportionately vote Republican; those who say "no" disproportionately vote Democratic.
 
Filtering: SurveyUSA interviewed 2,050 Missouri adults 05/16/08 through 05/18/08. Of the adults, 1,857 were registered to vote. Of the registered voters, 1,523 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely voters in the 11/04/08 general election. Missouri's current first-term governor, Republican Matt Blunt, is not seeking re-election. The seat is open.
 
If the election for Governor were today, and the only two candidates on the ballot were (names rotated) Republican Kenny Hulshof and Democrat Jay Nixon , who would you vote for?
1523 Likely November VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+AgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyAttend Religious ServiceAbortionChange Your MindTop Issue For Next PresidentPhoto ID To VoteRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 2.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+< Obama> McCain> In BetWhiteBlackRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalRegularlOccasionAlmost NPro-lifePro-choiCould ChMind MadEconomyEnvironmHealth CIraqTerrorisSocial SEducatioImmigratRequire No IDNorthernKansas CSouthwesSt. LouiSoutheas
Kenny Hulshof (R)33%39%28%28%31%37%37%30%37%30%38%36%36%11%74%7%33%66%24%7%43%26%24%50%20%57%83%30%**22%21%69%****60%42%23%42%28%34%31%38%
Jay Nixon (D)57%52%61%63%55%56%55%59%56%59%55%56%54%80%18%87%50%26%68%87%48%64%66%43%71%32%10%60%**69%72%19%****32%49%68%51%62%53%60%55%
Undecided10%9%10%9%14%7%8%12%7%11%8%9%9%9%8%6%18%8%8%6%9%10%10%8%10%11%7%10%**9%7%13%****9%10%9%7%10%14%9%8%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely November Voters100%48%52%22%30%26%22%52%48%46%14%40%87%10%30%45%19%29%38%15%49%26%25%47%50%21%75%50%3%12%11%7%4%3%6%58%41%16%19%18%37%9%
 
 
If the election for Governor were today, and the only two candidates on the ballot were (names rotated) Republican Sarah Steelman and Democrat Jay Nixon , who would you vote for?
1523 Likely November VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+AgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyAttend Religious ServiceAbortionChange Your MindTop Issue For Next PresidentPhoto ID To VoteRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 2.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+< Obama> McCain> In BetWhiteBlackRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalRegularlOccasionAlmost NPro-lifePro-choiCould ChMind MadEconomyEnvironmHealth CIraqTerrorisSocial SEducatioImmigratRequire No IDNorthernKansas CSouthwesSt. LouiSoutheas
Sarah Steelman (R)33%36%30%29%35%35%33%33%34%32%32%34%36%10%66%8%40%58%26%9%40%30%25%47%22%55%76%29%**19%31%61%****58%41%23%37%25%43%30%38%
Jay Nixon (D)58%55%62%64%54%58%60%58%59%59%60%57%56%80%25%88%45%32%68%85%51%63%67%46%70%31%17%63%**72%63%29%****34%50%69%55%66%49%61%56%
Undecided8%9%8%7%11%7%8%9%8%8%8%9%8%10%9%5%15%10%7%6%9%7%8%7%8%15%8%8%**9%6%9%****9%9%8%9%9%8%9%6%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely November Voters100%48%52%22%30%26%22%52%48%46%14%40%87%10%30%45%19%29%38%15%49%26%25%47%50%21%75%50%3%12%11%7%4%3%6%58%41%16%19%18%37%9%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.