Rasmussen still has this up from Friday:

…The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of the state shows Clinton earning 43% of the vote while Obama attracts 24%. John Edwards trails Obama by six points and is supported by 18% of the state’s Likely Democratic Presidential Primary Voters….

[emphasis added]

which I wrote about here.

But then, they also have this.

Survey of 798 Likely Democratic Primary Voters

January 24, 2008

Missouri Democratic Primary

Hillary Clinton 43%

Barack Obama 24%

John Edwards 28%

Not Sure 5%

[emphasis added]

[Update: the number has now been corrected at the Rasmussen web site – 18%]

So which is it? 18% or 28%?

The Rasmussen report  [pdf] has both sets of numbers:

Hillary Clinton enjoys a nineteen percentage point lead over Barack Obama in Missouri’s Democratic Presidential Primary. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of the state shows Clinton earning 43% of the vote while Obama attracts 24%. John Edwards trails Obama by six points and is supported by 18% of the state’s Likely Democratic Presidential Primary Voters….

….Survey of 798 Likely Democratic Primary Voters

January 24, 2008

Missouri Democratic Primary

Hillary Clinton 43%

Barack Obama 24%

John Edwards 28%

Not Sure 5%

[emphasis added]

I just called the contact phone number on the Rasmussen web site. I explained the discrepancy and the pleasant person on the other end of the line quickly looked up the report. He then stated, “Okay, that’s a typo in the table, we’ll correct it. Thanks.” End of conversation.

The thing is, someone blogged about the 28% on the great orange satan with an interesting narrative….

…In states like Missouri, who will be the beneficiary of Bill and Hillary mistakes if they continue to magnify as they seem to be? Obama or Edwards?

I still don’t see a qualified answer about Obama’s support or electibility in swing states, the Midwest, and border states where Obama seems to be flat, Clinton leads, but with some nasty Clinton negatives, perhaps this is Edwards’ opening….

…and it got lots of comments.

Then, this update:

Update: There is a discrepency over the poll based on a Rasmussen typo, either in their table or their narrative.

It’s either Edwards 18% and 15% undecided or,

Edwards 28% and 5% undecided.

I thought midwesterners were more decisive, but it could be a mistake. They’re been asked for correction. If it’s a mistake, Jonny still has higher numbers than average, but the diary must be blown-up.

Rasmussen isn’t the only recent poll. Survey 2000 [pdf] just did one:

MISSOURI SURVEY RESULTS – JANUARY 2008

The Research 2000 Missouri Poll was conducted for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and KMOV-TV from January 21 through January 24, 2008. A total of 800 likely voters who vote regularly in state elections were interviewed statewide by telephone.

DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY: (500 sample size margin of error is 4.5%)

QUESTION: If the 2008 Democratic Primary for President were held today, which of the following candidates would you vote for? (ROTATED):

                   ALL MEN WOMEN

Hillary Clinton   44% 33% 55%

Barack Obama  31% 38% 24%

John Edwards    18% 21% 15%

Dennis Kucinich 1% 1% 1%

Undecided (NOT READ) 6% 7% 5%

[emphasis added]

These numbers would seem to be in line with the verbally “corrected” Rasmussen numbers.