Internal Poll Shows Smith With 4-Point Lead in Oregon Senate Race

I’ve just obtained a fresh internal poll conducted by Moore Information, showing Republican Gordon Smith with a 45-41 lead over Democratic challenger Jeff Merkley, with Constitution Party spoiler David Brownlow at 5 percent. The poll was taken this Monday and Tuesday and has a margin of error of 5 points. I should note that it also shows Obama with a 51-37 lead in the state, so it can’t be dismissed out of hand as being overly generous to Republicans.