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SHOWDOWN STATES: MISSOURI
The Candidates:
• George W. Bush
• John Kerry
• Ralph Nader
• Third Parties
Showdown States:
The Conventions:
• Democratic
• Republican


July 19-22 sampling error: +/-5% points, September 3-6 sampling error: +/-4% points. Ralph Nader is not on Missouri's ballot.
Polls: Bush ahead in Missouri, Ohio
Gallup.com: Showdown state poll details external link
Missouri poll roundup
COOK ELECTORAL RATING - LIKELY BUSH
The Cook Political Report rates each state's leaning in the Electoral College based upon a canvas of at least four top strategists for each party. Once rated a Toss Up, as of October 21, Missouri was rated a Likely Bush state.
Cook's U.S. electoral map
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BUSH/CHENEY
7 Bush visits since March 3
Oct. 8-9 - BUSH: Debate and breakfast, St. Louis
Sept. 23-24 - CHENEY: Rallies, Warrenton and St. Joseph
Sept. 6-7 - BUSH: Toured several locations including Sedalia, Columbia
KERRY/EDWARDS
7 Kerry visits since March 3
Oct. 11 - EDWARDS: Rally, Kansas City
Oct. 8 - KERRY: Debate and rally, St. Louis
Sept. 10 - KERRY: Meeting with seniors, St. Louis
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BUSH/CHENEY
$0
October 21-27
KERRY/EDWARDS
$0
October 21-27
11



Show Me State

Estimated 5,704,484 in 2003

Bush (50%) defeated Gore (47%) by 78,786 votes.
Presidential voting history

The winner in Missouri has also been the national winner in each election since 1900 save for 1956.
Electoral College explainer




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