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).

“Our historic campaign for U.S. Senate has unprecedented support and momentum as we continue to fight to put Missouri and America first,” Schmitt said in a statement. “We remain best positioned to keep Missouri’s open seat red and win the fight next November.”

The results of the poll are:

Eric Schmitt – 28 percent
Eric Greitens – 27 percent
Vicky Hartzler – 17 percent
Billy Long – 8 percent
Mark McCloskey – 5 percent

The Remington/MOScout poll was conducted from Sept. 8-9 among more than 800 likely Republican voters in 2022. The margin of error is +/- 3.2 percent.

Kaitlyn Schallhorn is the editor of The Missouri Times. She joined the newspaper in early 2019 after working as a reporter for Fox News in New York City.

Throughout her career, Kaitlyn has covered political campaigns across the U.S., including the 2016 presidential election, and humanitarian aid efforts in Africa and the Middle East.

She is a native of Missouri who studied journalism at Winthrop University in South Carolina. She is also an alumna of the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C.

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