More Good News for Claire
According to Hotline on Call:
62% of Show-Me Staters would like to be shown the benefits of gov't-funded stem cell research, according to the latest Research 2000 poll, conducted for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. And that number is good news for Aud. Claire McCaskill (D), a supporter of the measure, in her bid to replace Sen. Jim Talent (R), who opposes it.
McCaskill leads Talent 49%-43% in the survey, and she may be helped by ballot measures that boost turnout among Dems and indies more likely to cast their ballot her way. Alongside the stem cell initiative -- which, by the way, garners support from 64% of indies and 40% of GOPers -- a ballot initiative that would raise the minimum wage to $6.50 an hour boasts a giant 66%-21% lead, with the support of 71% of indie voters.