Schmitt leads GOP field in Senate race in latest poll

Attorney General Eric Schmitt has taken the lead in the U.S. Senate race among the GOP contenders in a new Remington Research Group poll released Saturday.

Schmitt edged out former Gov. Eric Greitens by 1 percent in the new poll. Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler came in third followed by Congressman Billy Long and attorney Mark McCloskey. The poll was conducted in conjunction with Missouri Scout (MOScout).

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4Star Politics: The likelihood KC sees a pitch for a new downtown baseball stadium

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals are committed to playing baseball at the Truman Sports Complex for the next decade. After that, who knows?

FOX4’s John Holt and The Kansas City Star’s Dave Helling are joined by Kevin Collison of City Scene KC in this week’s episode of 4Star Politics to discuss the Royals possible move downtown.

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Police officer-turned-lawyer Chris Mann becomes first Democrat to enter attorney general race

Chris Mann, an attorney and former police officer, became the first Democrat to announce a campaign for attorney general Tuesday in a race where liberals hope the controversial presence of Kris Kobach could give them an opportunity.

Mann filed paperwork laying the groundwork for a run Tuesday and released a website and video promoting his campaign later in the day.

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Trump endorses challenger to Republican Cheney in Wyoming House race

WASHINGTON, Sept 9 (Reuters) – Former President Donald Trump endorsed Wyoming attorney Harriet Hageman’s bid on Thursday to unseat U.S. Representative Liz Cheney, who was the highest-profile Republican to seek Trump’s removal from office on a charge he incited the U.S. Capitol riot.

Hageman was the fifth candidate Trump has backed to challenge a Republican congressional incumbent, part of his efforts to assert dominance over the Republican Party after losing his November re-election bid to Democrat Joe Biden.

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Biden approval ratings drop in seven key congressional districts: GOP-aligned poll

President Biden’s approval rating is under water in seven key congressional districts Democrats are defending in 2022, according to a GOP-aligned polling group, a sign of possible trouble for the party as it looks to protect its narrow House majority next year.

Polling conducted by the GOP firm Remington Research Group for the conservative American Action Network (AAN) shows Biden’s net approval rating averaging minus 7 percentage points in those seven districts, which span six states.

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Remington rated among top GOP polling firms

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Remington Research Group (RRG), a Missouri-based group, was rated as a top five Republican polling firm by The New York Times’ pollster ratings last week.

“Remington Research Group has always held itself to the highest standards while still providing a cost-effective political polling solution,” President Titus Bond said in a statement. “It’s a credit to our entire team, and we will continue to innovate every day.”

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Titus Bond: The Kansas City pollster who called the Trump upset

“In the days leading up to the election, the political establishment largely ignored, and, in some cases, ridiculed the polling being published by Remington Research Group.”

“I was definitely laughed out of a couple of rooms,” says Titus Bond, director of polling for the Kansas City-based operation. “People had me feeling like a crazy person — like I was a nut on some pro-Trump Reddit page.”

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Pollsters who predicted Trump win benefit from industry’s miss

NEW YORK (Reuters) – “A handful of small public opinion polling companies that bucked consensus and accurately called the U.S. presidential election for Republican Donald Trump are reporting being flooded with calls from investors and clients seeking their services.

Most pollsters wrongly forecast Democrat Hillary Clinton as leading Trump ahead of Tuesday’s election in the latest fiasco to hit the $20 billion public opinion research industry, only months after it failed to predict the British vote to leave the European Union in a June referendum.”

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