Nixon Has Edge Over Blunt

1 decade 6 months 2 days ago Monday, November 19 2007 Nov 19, 2007 Monday, November 19, 2007 9:38:36 AM CST November 19, 2007 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - According to a poll released today, Governor Blunt's handling of Medicaid is dragging down his re-election bid. The poll conducted last week by Maryland-based Research 2000 for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and KMOV-TV showed 51 percent of respondents favored Democratic Attorney General Jay Nixon for governor, compared to 42 percent for Blunt, the Republican incumbent. The two are expected to square off in next November's election. The survey of 800 likely Missouri voters had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. Shortly after taking office in 2005, Blunt overhauled Medicaid, the state's system of providing health care for the needy, resulting in the reduction of about 100-thousand people from the Medicaid rolls.

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