Rasmussen: Missouri Senate: McCaskill (D) 48%, Akin (R) 38%

August 23, 2012

Oh, this isn’t good. The majority of Missouri Republicans want Akin to quit the race, although Akin enjoys strong support from … Missouri Democrats. Gee, why is that? This is truly disastrous given how important trying to win the Senate in 2012 is to correcting any of Obama’s mistakes.

What a difference one TV interview can make. Embattled Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill has now jumped to a 10-point lead over her Republican challenger, Congressman Todd Akin, in Missouri’s U.S. Senate race. Most Missouri Republicans want Akin to quit the race while most Missouri Democrats want him to stay.

That above via Election 2012: Missouri Senate – Rasmussen Reports™. Akin was up one, well within the margin of error in a previous poll. The establishment and activists spent months hammering McCaskill in preparation for a face-off in November. All those efforts have been washed away by a bad media showing that sat in the can for a week before release without the Akin campaign either realizing it, or alerting anyone.

There is no excuse for incompetence, not when control of the U.S. Senate is on the line at such a critical juncture. Todd Akin has to go and he has to go now, not later.


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  1. JohnInMA says:

    The elected class is full of people with mediocre intelligence. But Akin proved he was not even worthy of that label by speaking some kind of gibberish about stopping a pregnancy as if it were biological or physiological fact. The use of a single word, legitimate, is not his problem.

    And with his obstinacy he is assuring not only a loss but a full guarantee to lose any public role due to a credibility problem.

  2. zane says:

    Yeah, the non-scandal scandal about Todd Akin is sooooooooo much more important than the DNC honoring radical Islamists at their convention, or giving prime time speaking platforms to not only abortionists like Cecile Richardson and Sandra Fluke, but letting a man (Bill Clinton) who was accused of rape by three women be the key note speaker.

    Nah, let’s just concentrate on a stupid gaffe. After all, that’s what drives our economy, right?

    • JohnInMA says:

      So, Zane, are you saying that because the Democrats have worse morals in your eyes we should all ignore that Akin made outstandingly stupid and non-supported comments about being able to prevent pregnancy? He then tells us he misspoke ONE word but his heart was in the right place. Does that mean he still thinks there is a biological mechanism to prevent pregnancy when violence occurs?

      I can concentrate on both. Akin is a dangerous know-nothing and a egotist. The Democrats support policies and actions that lead to killing of innocent lives prior to birth for any reason at all. See? Both are bad!

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