JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Farm Bureau continued its tradition of holding an election year Straw Poll at the Farm Bureau building at the Missouri State Fair.  This year’s Straw Poll asked who fairgoers would support for U.S. Senate, Governor, Lt. Governor, and Attorney General.  It also asked if they supported continuation of the 1/10? sales tax for state parks and soil and water conservation that will be on the November 8 ballot.

The following is the percentage breakdown of the 5,198 ballots cast in the Straw Poll:

U. S. Senate

Jason Kander – 37%

Roy Blunt – 63%


Chris Koster – 50.3%

Eric Greitens – 49.7%

Lieutenant Governor

Russ Carnahan – 35%

Mike Parson – 65%

Attorney General

Teresa Hensley – 34%

Josh Hawley – 66%

Do you support renewal of the 1/10-cent Parks and Soils Sales Tax?

Yes – 71%

No – 29%

Since first conducted at the Missouri State Fair in 1980, Farm Bureau’s Straw Poll has been accurate 70% of the time in predicting the November election results.