Republicans lead in Ky., Mo., riding anti-Obamacare wave 

The races are far more dicey in Ohio and Florida, but two other major defensive battlefields for the Senate GOP — Kentucky and Missouri — look more reassuring for the GOP, Rasmussen tells us today:

Kentucky Senate: Paul (R) 49% Conway (D) 42%

Missouri Senate: Blunt (R) 48%, Carnahan (D) 43%

These two races feature Republican candidates about as different as you’ll find. Rand Paul is the iconoclast, and Roy Blunt is Mr. Establishment himself.

But this year’s elections will not turn on anti-incumbent fervor alone. Click through, and you’ll notice that the two races have one thing in common: In Kentucky, 60 percent of the likely voters surveyed support the repeal of Obamacare. In Missouri, support for repeal is at 61 percent.

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David Freddoso came to the Washington Examiner in June 2009, after serving for nearly two years as a Capitol Hill-based staff reporter for National Review Online. Before writing his New York Times bestselling book, The Case Against Barack Obama, he spent three years assisting Robert Novak, the legendary Washington... more
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