Missouri Senate Race has Pro-Life Roy Blunt Leading Pro-Abortion Carnahan

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jun 30, 2010   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Missouri Senate Race has Pro-Life Roy Blunt Leading Pro-Abortion Carnahan

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
June 30
, 2010

Jefferson City, MO (LifeNews.com) — Missouri’s Senate race is a close one, but a new Rasmussen poll has pro-life candidate Roy Blunt ahead of his pro-abortion opponent Robin Carnahan. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters has Blunt with 48 percent compared with 43 percent for Carnahan.

Three percent favor some other candidate and six percent of Missouri voters remain undecided.

Pollster Scott Rasmussen says the polling data consistently show Blunt, who has the backing of pro-life groups, with a lead.

"Blunt’s support since September has remained in the range of 44% to 50%, while Carnahan’s in the same period has run from 41% to 46%. The Democrat has never led in the race," he said. "The Republican posts a better than two-to-one lead among voters not affiliated with either of the major parties."

Blunt and Carnahan, both members of prominent Missouri political families, are expected to win their respective party primaries on August 3.

Blunt is aided by the 61 percent of Show Me State voters who favor repeal of the recently passed abortion-funding health care law which Blunt voted against as a member of Congress. Just 35 percent oppose repeal.

Carnahan is viewed Very Favorably by 24% of the state’s voters and Very Unfavorably by 21%. Sixteen percent (16%) have a Very favorable opinion of Blunt, while 13% view him Very Unfavorably, Rasmussen’s poll shows.

The Missouri Right to Life political action committee announced earlier this month its support for Blunt and noted Carnahan is pro-abortion.

As a seven-term Congressman, Rep. Blunt has been a consistent voice for life with a 100% pro-life voting record.

Missouri Right to Life greatly appreciates Roy Blunt’s commitment to the sanctity of human life, the group told LifeNews.com in making the endorsement announcement.

"Missouri Right to Life PAC urges Missourians who respect life to strongly support Roy Blunt’s campaign," Pam Fichter, the president of Missouri Right to Life, said.

"We know his opponent, Robin Carnahan, has the backing of the abortion industry, and if elected, would be a consistent anti-life vote. In contrast, Roy Blunt has proven his desire to protect innocent human life from conception to natural death, as well as to prevent taxpayer support for abortion in federal health-care legislation," she said.

Fichter added that "Roy Blunt has proven he has the experience and knowledge to stand up for the sanctity of human life."

Blunt, a member of Congress since 1997, has held the number two GOP position in the House, serving as minority whip. His son was governor of Missouri from 2005 to 2009. Carnahan is the daughter of an ex-senator and a former governor. The seat they are running for is being vacated by retiring Republican Senator Kit Bond

Related web sites:
Missouri Right to Life – https://www.missourilife.org


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