Missouri back to being a swing state in the presidential race?
- University of Texas
- It’s paint-by-numbers in Missouri this morning.
Missouri looks a bit more purple on the map this morning. The latest poll from SurveyUSA found Missouri voters essentially even in the presidential race. President Barack Obama has 44 percent of the vote, while Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has 45 percent (with a potential error of 4.1 percent).
In the release of the poll data, SurveyUSA cautioned that these numbers shouldn’t be seen as a reaction to Romney’s selection of U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan as a running mate — only 57 percent of the 720 people polled were contacted after the Ryan pick was announced. Instead, what the poll does suggest is that Missouri could be in play.