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Projected New Senate:     48 Democrats     51 Republicans     1 tie

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strong Dem Strong Dem (42)
weak Dem Weak Dem (4)
barely Dem Barely Dem (2)
tied Exactly tied (1)
barely GOP Barely GOP (4)
weak GOP Weak GOP (0)
strong GOP Strong GOP (47)
No Senate race No Senate race
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Sep. 03 New polls: MO RSS
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News from the Votemaster

Despite this being a holiday weekend, we do have one poll--and in what is probably the most important state: Missouri. Research 2000 puts challenger Claire McCaskill ahead of incumbent Jim Talent (R-MO) by a hair, 47% to 46%. This means the race is a statistical tie.

In other news, it has been rumored all week that Senate minority leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has offered his job to Hillary Clinton if she will forgo a divisive presidential run in 2008. Here is a link to the story. If the Democrats recapture the Senate, either in 2006 or 2008, the Senate majority leader will be the second most powerful position in the country, and one she can have just by asking for it. And she can always still run for President in 2012 or 2016 when she may be perceived as more acceptable.

No word on the Gallup polls yet. Probably everyone is at the beach.

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