Republican incumbent Sam Graves has the early lead over his Democratic challenger, Kay Barnes, in Missouri's 6th District congressional race.
The count: 49-39 percent, according to SurveyUSA in a poll conducted for KCTV, Channel 5 in Kansas City.
Barnes' early problem: men. Among men, Graves leads by 19 points, SurveyUSA said. Among women, the two are tied.