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December 10, 2008

Poll shows Bond vulnerable in 2010

A new poll commissioned by the liberal website Daily Kos shows Sen. Kit Bond (R-Mo.) facing the prospect of a tough re-election bid in 2010.

The poll shows Bond leading Secretary of State Robin Carnahan by only a four-point margin, 47 to 43 percent, in a hypothetical matchup. While 49 percent of respondents approved of Bond’s job performance, a surprisingly high 43 percent of voters viewed him unfavorably.

Bond appears to be preparing to run for a fifth term.

Carnahan, the daughter of the late Gov. Mel Carnahan, would be a formidable opponent if she challenges him. The poll shows her with a 48 percent favorable ratings, with only 26 percent of voters viewing hr unfavorably.

Carnahan won more than 1.74 million votes statewide in 2008 -- more than any other statewide Democratic candidate in Missouri history.

The poll, conducted by Research 2000, surveyed 600 likely Missouri voters between December 2-4. The poll has a four percent margin of error.