New poll shows McCaskill, Hawley tied in U.S. Senate Race

Posted at 12:09 PM, Aug 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-14 13:11:38-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A new poll released after the Aug. 8 primary shows incumbent U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D – Missouri) in a tie with Republican Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley.

The poll, conducted Aug. 8-9 by Missouri Scout, shows the race tied, which is in line with a series of polls conducted in the race since this spring.

Both candidates received 47 percent of the vote, with six percent of those polled saying they were undecided.

The poll also asked respondents their thoughts on amending the state constitution to permit the use of medical marijuana, with 54 percent of respondents approving.

Roughly 60 percent of respondents also said the state should increase its minimum wage to $8.60 per hour, with a stair-step increase of $0.85 per year to $12 per hour by 2023.

The poll was conducted by TJP Strategies, a Democratic consulting firm, on behalf of Missouri Scout, with 1,785 likely 2018 general election votes and a sampling error margin of plus or minus 2.3 percentage points.