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