(CNN) – A new poll in Missouri provides more evidence that President Barack Obama and his administration's agenda are hurting more than helping Democratic candidates running in moderate to conservative states in this year's midterm elections.
The president's approval rating stands at 34 percent in Missouri, according to a new Mason-Dixon survey conducted for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and KMOV-TV, with 57 percent saying they disapprove of the job Obama's doing in the White House.
The poll, released over the weekend, also indicates that in the battle for Missouri's vacant Senate seat, seven-term Republican Rep. Roy Blunt leads Democratic Secretary of State Robin Carnahan 48 percent to 42 percent, with one in ten likely voters undecided.
Washington (CNN) – What do Republican Rep. Roy Blunt of Missouri and Democratic Rep. Brad Ellsworth of Indiana have in common?
These two Senate candidates released their first campaign television commercials Tuesday, yet neither mentioned that they are currently members of Congress.
In his commercial, Blunt talks about his family history, saying "my mom and dad were dairy farmers. My grandmothers were one room school teachers. I was the first person in my family to graduate from college. I became a high school teacher and later a university president."
(CNN) – Nearly a year and a half after he launched his bid for the Senate, Rep. Roy Blunt goes up with his first television campaign commercial Tuesday.
In the ad, which his campaign says will run state-wide in Missouri, the Republican congressman says that "I was taught there was nothing you couldn't achieve through education and hard work. But now that America's threatened, irresponsible spending and crippling debt are killing jobs today and our children's future tomorrow. That's wrong and I'll fight to change it."
Blunt, who represents Missouri's seventh congressional district, in the southwest part of the state, is the overwhelming favorite in next month's GOP Senate primary against state senator Chuck Purgason.