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Rasmussen: Buck +4 in Colorado; Rossi +1 in Washington

4:10 PM, Oct 28, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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The Washington Senate race remains tight, according to Rasmussen:

Republican Dino Rossi and incumbent Democrat Patty Murray are separated by a single point in the U.S. Senate race in Washington with less than a week until Election Day. 

The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Rossi picking up 48% of the vote, while Murray draws support from 47%. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and two percent (2%) are still undecided. (To see question wording, click here.) 

The race remains a Toss-Up in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Senate Balance of Power rankings.

Just over a week ago, Murray inched ahead 49% to 46%. But highlighting the closeness of the race, neither candidate has held a lead greater than five points in 15 surveys conducted since January, and they've been within two points of each other nine times. Murray's support has ranged from 45% to 51%, while Rossi has picked up 46% to 49% of the vote.

This is the first poll to show Rossi with a lead in weeks. Murray leads Rossi by 1.2% in the RCP average of polls.

The race in Colorado remains tight as well:

Republican Ken Buck still holds a slight lead over incumbent Democrat Michael Bennet as Colorado’s U.S. Senate race heads down to the wire.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state finds Buck earning 48% support to Bennet’s 44%. Three percent (3%) prefer another candidate in the race, and six percent (6%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) 

The race remains a Toss-Up in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Senate Balance of Power rankings

Two weeks ago, the candidates were in a near tie with Buck leading 47% to 45%, the closest the race had been in eight months of surveying. In surveys since March, Buck has earned 44% to 51% support, while backing for Bennet has ranged from 38% to 45%.

Buck leads Bennet by 1.6% in the RCP average of polls.

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