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Poll shows Akin's slide in Missouri Senate race
St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 08/25/12 | Kevin McDermott

Posted on 08/25/2012 5:19:39 AM PDT by TonyInOhio

U.S. Senate challenger Todd Akin's support in Missouri has plummeted since his remarks a week ago about "legitimate rape" and pregnancy, putting him 9 points behind Sen. Claire McCaskill in a race he was previously winning, according to a new Post-Dispatch/News 4 poll.

More than half of Missouri voters now view the Republican congressman unfavorably, the poll indicates, and fewer than one in five view him favorably.

Akin's fall is especially dramatic among women. They were about evenly split between Akin and McCaskill in a similar poll at the end of July, but women now oppose him by almost 20 percentage points. Even in rural areas where Akin retains the lead, his support has dropped significantly from a month ago.

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"I've seen plenty of challengers nine points down come back and win, but not with this many obstacles," including loss of party support and funding nationally, said pollster J. Brad Coker of Mason-Dixon Polling & Research Inc. of Washington, which conducted the poll for the Post-Dispatch and KMOV-TV. "It's not a rosy picture."

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
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Kiss this seat goodbye. I'm hoping Huckleberry and his followers will enjoy their symbolic victory.
1 posted on 08/25/2012 5:19:53 AM PDT by TonyInOhio
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To: TonyInOhio

Ahab of Missouri ?


2 posted on 08/25/2012 5:31:54 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: TonyInOhio

At a slow, steady pace, he can rebuild and possibly overtake her sometime in mid March.


3 posted on 08/25/2012 5:36:11 AM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: TonyInOhio
A poll by The St Louis Post-Disgrace?

No bias there (/S)

4 posted on 08/25/2012 5:38:17 AM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: TonyInOhio

Very sad and tragic situation.


5 posted on 08/25/2012 5:39:07 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Ted Grant

Mid-march would be just in time for Easter. Commemorating the resurrection. I will be the first to volunteer to help in the April elections


6 posted on 08/25/2012 5:50:20 AM PDT by johncocktoasten (Practicing asymetrical thread warfare against anti-Palin Trolls)
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To: TonyInOhio

I cannot see him winning under any stretch of the imagination. Who will pay for his campaign? Or does he just plan on going down with the ship?


7 posted on 08/25/2012 5:55:19 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: TonyInOhio

Many Conservatives, including a large number of members of this site have decided that all of this is an evil conspiracy by RINOs determined to get Akin off the ticket so that they can replace him with some namby pambly Republican. They fully support his pig-headed refusal to withdraw.

Unfortunately, this is really an evil conspiracy by Claire McCaskill, his Democrat opponent, who spent over 1 million dollars helping him win the nomination. She did this because she thought that he would be the easiest to beat, even before he opened his mouth and jammed in both feet. She is so happy these days, and is leading the charge to keep him in. No one who makes his living in politics thinks he can win.

So we have all of these pro life, staunchly conservative types doing everything that they can to help Claire McCaskill, an abortion queen and big ally of Barack Obama, get reelected. Is this bizarre, or what?


8 posted on 08/25/2012 6:04:48 AM PDT by centurion316
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To: TonyInOhio

Akincare won’t help a bad case of Akincide.

FUTA


9 posted on 08/25/2012 6:18:57 AM PDT by soycd
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To: TonyInOhio

As much as I hate to say it, 70 days is an eternity in politics. Missouri is in the middle of the bible belt and there has been more than a little soul searching happening up there. Played right, Akin will be an anti-establishment underdog who was wrongly attacked.
The down side is an Akin win will not necessarily carry to Romney who will be viewed as the Establishment who attacked him.
The GOP needs to understand that we must cover for our nutcases just like the other side covers for theirs.


10 posted on 08/25/2012 6:35:24 AM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: bigbob

“Or does he just plan on going down with the ship?”

His ego will take him down with the ship. He will be broke in a month, but he will refuse to give up.
He is delusional in his belief, that he alone is the only one who can speak for all the conservatives out there.
He is an egocentric fool.


11 posted on 08/25/2012 6:36:28 AM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: TonyInOhio

At least it shows Romney up by 7


12 posted on 08/25/2012 6:42:27 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: centurion316

“So we have all of these pro life, staunchly conservative types doing everything that they can to help Claire McCaskill, an abortion queen and big ally of Barack Obama, get reelected. Is this bizarre, or what?”

The longer this issue is out there, the more bizarre his supporters become.
They won’t accept the fact that he only has a 20% favorable rating.
McCaskill has a war chest of over 12 million and he has 2 million. She has not even started her negative campaign against him. All she has to do is reenforce his negatives for a few more weeks and then slide into the finish. He will be out spent 6-7 to 1.
Akin is a dead man walking.
Its people like Huckabee who is helping to keep this fool running, and in the end it will be baby killer McCaskill back in the senate for 6 more years.
Bizarre is right!


13 posted on 08/25/2012 6:43:44 AM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: TonyInOhio

You know, this thread just exhibits some of the real problems preventing conservatives from accomplishing anything.

The first problem is of course, cowardice. Lord knows I would prefer a ‘rat division in front of me than a gop division behind me. This race is a classic example of gop and to a lesser extent conservative cowardice in action. Thank God this is just a senate seat and not something really important like repelling a military attack or something like that.

Second is the value put on talking the talk rather than walking it. Its no surprise that willard is the presidential candidate and Todd Akin is on the ropes. When it comes down to it, it would appear that most “conservatives” prefer to be lied to by a smooth operator than support a rough around the edges candidate who has a stellar record of supporting conservatism.

Pathetic.


14 posted on 08/25/2012 6:46:14 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (WILLARD 2012 - It's not just a campaign, it's a conservative suicide pact!)
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To: Steamburg

“As much as I hate to say it, 70 days is an eternity in politics. Missouri is in the middle of the bible belt and there has been more than a little soul searching happening up there. Played right, Akin will be an anti-establishment underdog who was wrongly attacked.”

Sure that might be a strategy that will appeal to some, but how does he get that message out?
He will be broke in a short time, and McCaskill will out spend him 6 to 1.
No support from the national or state GOP, no money. No other Rep in the state will campaign with him.
No organizational help from the state or national GOP organizations. Try setting up a state wide campaign with those limitations.

He is being isolated from reality by his son and his wife who run his campaign.
Did you see his press conference yesterday? He limited the press to 5 questions. A sure sign of an isolated person who doesn’t want to here or see the truth.


15 posted on 08/25/2012 6:51:10 AM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: TonyInOhio

The only glimmer of hope I took from one of the Huckabee articles I read this morning was where he said something like “if the polls show it to be an uphill battle, then maybe later Todd will need to consider dropping out”

Akin isn’t cominq back in the polls. He’s been defined and tarnished permanently. And if you read this story, it helps perhaps define one of the political strategy splits that we see on this board over the years. The difference between the rural conservatives and the suburban conservatives.

Akin is still polling at 50 percent in the rural districts (down from 60 percent) but the bottom has fallen out in the suburbs around KC and St. Louis.

For better or worse, these suburbs around the US have a lot of soccer moms in them who will vote for a smart, articulate conservative like Paul Ryan or Scott Walker. But they aren’t going to vote for a conservative that is a dope like Todd Akin.

So we can keep running people like Akin, Angle and a few other of the favorites of some on here that I won’t mention for fear of starting a riot. But we will lose because we won’t capture that suburban soccer mom vote, even though it is there for the taking with better candidates as we’ve seen in my home state of Wisconsin the past two years. .


16 posted on 08/25/2012 6:54:07 AM PDT by SteveAustin
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To: TonyInOhio

Looks like this first underwater poll is testimony to the fact that it may get worse before it gets worse


17 posted on 08/25/2012 7:03:41 AM PDT by chuckee
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To: RKBA Democrat

Second is the value put on talking the talk rather than walking it. Its no surprise that willard is the presidential candidate and Todd Akin is on the ropes. When it comes down to it, it would appear that most “conservatives” prefer to be lied to by a smooth operator than support a rough around the edges candidate who has a stellar record of supporting conservatism.

Pathetic.”

RKBA Democrat,
I want to thank you for opening my eyes. I’ve lived in Mo all my life, and I had never realized that there was only one conservative prolife Republican in the state who could represent my views until people like you convinced me just how important this truly great this man really is.
Here is a man who can accept defeat in an important race just to set an example to me and many millions, that principle to ones own campaign is more important than actually accomplishing something that would be productive to the cause.
Never let anyone say Mr Akin is afraid to take on the establishment and express his heart felt beliefs and then to have the courage to with stand the slings and arrows of his detractors, who we all know would rather have a RINO take his place.
Yes Mr Akin is a selfless crusader who is vastly misunderstood, and people will realize this when Sen. McCaskill has to defend herself in 2018.


18 posted on 08/25/2012 7:04:37 AM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: chuckee

“Looks like this first underwater poll is testimony to the fact that it may get worse before it gets worse”

Oh it is going to get worse, wait until McCaskill opens up her campaign against him.

Remember all this is self inflicted, she hasn’t even started on him yet.


19 posted on 08/25/2012 7:08:12 AM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: TonyInOhio

I live in MO, you don’t know what your talking about. McCaskill tied herself to Obama and will go down with him.


20 posted on 08/25/2012 7:14:58 AM PDT by MCF
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To: TonyInOhio
Kiss this seat goodbye

Seat?... how about possibly the entire senate, and the ability to reverse Obamacare. I hope this selfish bastard burns in hell.

21 posted on 08/25/2012 7:16:14 AM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: centurion316
So we have all of these pro life, staunchly conservative types doing everything that they can to help Claire McCaskill, an abortion queen and big ally of Barack Obama, get reelected. Is this bizarre, or what?

Sure is. They are acting just like the Blame Republicans for Everything Democrats when their guy screws up.

22 posted on 08/25/2012 7:27:14 AM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Four years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: MCF
McCaskill tied herself to Obama and will go down with him.

Or Obama will be saved by tying himself to McCaskill. Think, man. Republicans didn't pick this candidate. Democrats did. And they did so because they thought he was the easiest candidate to beat in November.

Within a period of less than two weeks, Akin has turned a 'can't lose' race into a 'can't win'. No wonder McCaskill wants him to remain in the contest.

24 posted on 08/25/2012 7:49:10 AM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: MCF

I am from Missouri too and with Todd Akins what makes you think he will support R/R of he is Senator?

Huckabee is his Master and Akins is showing he is just another political hack wanting to keep hI’m and hIs family on the DC dole.

Cheers!


25 posted on 08/25/2012 8:31:59 AM PDT by not2worry
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To: Steamburg
Missouri is in the middle of the bible belt

Sure it is! Overwhelmingly dominated by St. Louis and Kansas City, bastions of Bible-thumpage. LOL

26 posted on 08/25/2012 8:36:26 AM PDT by Chunga (Ron Paul is a fruitcakey jackass.)
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A poll by The St Louis Post-Disgrace? No bias there (/S)

The liberal St. Louis Post-Dispatch WANTS Akin to stay in. They have editorialized so. McCaskill desperately wants Akin to stay in and not step aside. Akin gives them their best chance of winning. This will be their tune until September 25, the last day Akin could withdraw. Then it will be bombs away.

September 25--that is the pivotal date. If Akin consistently polls badly between now and September 25 and shows no signs of recovering, then I hope he withdraws for the good of the cause. If he stays in through September 25 and is the only alternative to McCaskill, and looks like he has a chance, then I will actively support him.

27 posted on 08/25/2012 9:15:37 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (St. Louis County, Missouri)
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To: WILLIALAL; RKBA Democrat

28 posted on 08/25/2012 9:39:20 AM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: TonyInOhio

Todd Akin will look at this poll and exclaim, “Awesome! Only 9 points behind! I`m on the comeback trail!”


29 posted on 08/25/2012 10:07:19 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Stop the bleeding, Todd Akin. Do the right thing and step aside!!)
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To: TonyInOhio

Todd Akin will look at this poll and exclaim, “Awesome! Only 9 points behind! I`m on the comeback trail!”


30 posted on 08/25/2012 10:07:34 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Stop the bleeding, Todd Akin. Do the right thing and step aside!!)
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To: TonyInOhio

Todd Akin will look at this poll and exclaim, “Awesome! Only 9 points behind! I`m on the comeback trail!”


31 posted on 08/25/2012 10:07:44 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Stop the bleeding, Todd Akin. Do the right thing and step aside!!)
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To: TonyInOhio

It`s a mission from God, don`tcha know?...


32 posted on 08/25/2012 10:34:29 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Stop the bleeding, Todd Akin. Do the right thing and step aside!!)
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To: TonyInOhio

It`s a mission from God, don`tcha know?...


33 posted on 08/25/2012 10:34:41 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Stop the bleeding, Todd Akin. Do the right thing and step aside!!)
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To: doug from upland

There is way too much realism in your sarcasm. And that is the sad thing about this situation.


34 posted on 08/25/2012 10:36:13 AM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: RKBA Democrat

You are so right. True courage is propping up a candidate who damages the credibility of the conservative movement while cowardice is wanting leaders who espouse the same conservatism but with crediblity so it resonates with those who will hear the message so the philosophy can be put into action.

When heading into the battle, the cowards want a leader who provides credible leadership when facing down the enemy and helps us to be well armed. Those with true courage go running into battle with the leader who supplies weapons without any ammunition in them.


35 posted on 08/25/2012 10:40:34 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Republican Wildcat

ditto.....some people just do not know when to pick their battles


36 posted on 08/25/2012 11:34:26 AM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: TonyInOhio

Our boy’s getting legitimately raped!


37 posted on 08/25/2012 11:36:04 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: RKBA Democrat

38 posted on 08/25/2012 11:36:29 AM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: MCF

Thank you!!! KEEP reporting from the trenches! Some FR are worse that mud slingers at DU! GO AKIN~


39 posted on 08/25/2012 11:40:21 AM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: doug from upland

Cute. Did you get it from DU?


40 posted on 08/25/2012 11:58:42 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (WILLARD 2012 - It's not just a campaign, it's a conservative suicide pact!)
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To: TonyInOhio

41 posted on 08/25/2012 12:03:22 PM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Naaah. The only “courage” we’re going to see out of the League of Sunshine Conservatives are a few heated words exchanged at the 20% off sale on manpurses at Macy’s.


42 posted on 08/25/2012 12:06:38 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (WILLARD 2012 - It's not just a campaign, it's a conservative suicide pact!)
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To: RKBA Democrat

“Naaah. The only “courage” we’re going to see out of the League of Sunshine Conservatives are a few heated words exchanged at the 20% off sale on manpurses at Macy’s.”

Ok, since you and your supporters are so tied to Akin as the savior for us cowards out here, please tell me how Akin pulls this out?

He has no money, and isn’t going to get any from the national nor the state GOP. A great deal of any super PAC money has dried up.

McCaskill has 12.3 million in her campaign war chest, Akin around 2 million. He will be out spent 6-7 to 1.

who is going to organize his campaign appearances and fund raisers? A lot of that is handled by state and county GOP volunteers, they won’t be there. Try running a state wide campaign without that help.

Who will campaign with him? No other Rep politician in the state will be seen with him.

He is a totally isolated candidate whose money will soon be gone, but I doubt that will even break through his ego driven mind.


43 posted on 08/25/2012 12:18:44 PM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: RKBA Democrat

You are the second person to suggest something about DU and myself. It is insulting. I do my own work, unlike some here who simply keep cutting and pasting the same thing over and over.

It may be cute, but it tells the story. A GOP candidate ran against a crook. The GOP candidate was chosen by the voters. He believed that what happened in his state was none of our business. The party disagreed and rightfully so. In politics, it is important to know when to pick your battles. Missouri has a seat that can be taken by the Republicans. It can be taken by a true conservative and pro-life Republican, which most on FR would want. Unfortunately, the political reality is that the seat will not be taken by Todd Akin. In any election, you count on your base, but you have to make at least some appeal to independents. The independents, particularly women, are saying no to Akin. They would say yes to Brunner or Steelman.

My suggestion is that Akin make a deal with the Central Committee - agree to withdraw if he gets to name the candidate. That is a win-win. But he won’t do that because he is a selfish and arrogant *ss, who is thinking about himself rather than conservative values and the pro-life movement. He is harming both.


44 posted on 08/25/2012 12:20:24 PM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: doug from upland

What the state GOP needs to do is convene their replacement committee and actually select an alternate candidate to show Mo voters what the alternative to Akin is. That would totally isolate him and expose him for the political hack that he is.

I would then run this candidate around the state as if they were the legitimate candidate to put the pressure on Akin.


45 posted on 08/25/2012 12:29:26 PM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: doug from upland

I just was called for a CBS/60 minutes poll that they said would be released Tuesday night. After the usual questions about Obama/Romney/Ryan/right track/wrong track and likely voter, they then asked me if I was familiar with GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin and his remarks. Since I was, they then wanted to know if I felt that Akin’s comments were shared by all GOP elected officials, etc.

The GOP e isn’t the problem. It is the MSM who aren’t going to let go of this. They know their guy Obama is going down if we talk about the economy. So they’ll do everything to make this the Todd Akin election.

Please Todd, just drop out.


46 posted on 08/25/2012 12:32:12 PM PDT by SteveAustin
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To: SteveAustin

Thanks for the input. Yes, they are painting the GOP with the Akin brush across the country. It is not fair, but that is politics.

HITLER RANTS ABOUT AKIN AND THE GOP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVTRN-zkUjk


47 posted on 08/25/2012 12:47:42 PM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: SteveAustin

“The GOP e isn’t the problem. It is the MSM who aren’t going to let go of this. They know their guy Obama is going down if we talk about the economy. So they’ll do everything to make this the Todd Akin election.’

This is the reality of Todd Akin. He is a gift that keeps on giving TO THE DEMOCRATS.


48 posted on 08/25/2012 12:48:41 PM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: WILLIALAL
Bingo !
Give that man 2 cigars & 3 Kewpie dolls!
49 posted on 08/25/2012 12:50:52 PM PDT by Reily
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To: TonyInOhio
http://hotair.com/archives/2012/08/25/mason-dixon-mo-poll-romney-up-5043-over-obama/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Mason-Dixon MO poll: Romney up 50/43 over Obama

It's a dead horse, you can stop beating it now

50 posted on 08/25/2012 1:53:32 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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