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McCaskill leads Akin in Missouri Senate race, new poll shows
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Posted on 08/26/2012 7:39:54 PM PDT by tsowellfan

A new poll shows that support for Rep. Todd Akin’s (R-Mo.) Senate candidacy has sharply declined since he remarked in an interview broadcast Sunday that “legitimate rape” rarely causes pregnancy. Akin now trails Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) 50 percent to 41 percent in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch/News 4 poll, which showed him leading the Democrat by 5 points in late July...

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; akin; akin4mccaskill; akin4obama; backstabberakin; election2012; mccaskill; missouri; mo2012; traitorakin
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1 posted on 08/26/2012 7:40:01 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: tsowellfan

Stick to the economy Todd.


2 posted on 08/26/2012 7:45:22 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: tsowellfan

There’s a nice Hilton Garden Inn in Chesterfield that will just perfect for the concession speech and crying fest that’s sure to follow this campaign. It’s not very big, but I doubt that many are going to show up for this wake.


3 posted on 08/26/2012 7:47:59 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: tsowellfan

From the Washington post. They’re always for the conservatives.


4 posted on 08/26/2012 7:48:47 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: tsowellfan

They haven’t even started running the ads yet. Those will commence on September 26th. Right now they are doing all they can to keep Akin floating, with hopes he doesn’t give up.


5 posted on 08/26/2012 7:49:51 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: tsowellfan

The Washington post will do their best to help the Democrats. Ignore them and get to work. We hold the high ground and they’re scared. It’s going to come down to whether we have the guts to hold the high ground.


6 posted on 08/26/2012 7:52:10 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: centurion316

Sheer lunacy for anyone to think this guy can win.


7 posted on 08/26/2012 7:52:14 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: centurion316

Todd Akin said something STUPID.and hurt him and the Republican party... Almost every one of McCaskills votes have HURT each and every Missourian...and by extension the American people.
How the party of Ted Kennedy - Sen. Byrd - Bill Clinton - Barney Frank and Al Franken can claim moral superiority and the false superiority is beyond me....
Will the voters see that...not likely with the current political climate...but if we had no politicians who have make stupid gaffe’s the chambers would be rather empty!


8 posted on 08/26/2012 7:52:37 PM PDT by Froggie
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To: tsowellfan

I still say something stinks here. They want to keep the Senate. Are there other Senate members who will be tossed out?


9 posted on 08/26/2012 7:52:57 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: tsowellfan

Not surprising, we’ve ripped defeat out from the jaws of victory often the last few years. Angle in Nevada, O’Donnell in Connecticut, Akin in Missouri. It’s silly, but we do it all the time. We could have thrown a mushroom against Reid and won, but of course we didn’t. Frustrating to say the least.


10 posted on 08/26/2012 7:52:59 PM PDT by muwarriors92
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To: tsowellfan

11 posted on 08/26/2012 7:53:52 PM PDT by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender! REMEMBER NEDA)
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To: tsowellfan

The liberals continue to do the smack. This is not helping conservatives to unite; their goal.

Washington compost would love to see him step down. Unreal,

to see the amount of hatred/name calling for this guy.


12 posted on 08/26/2012 7:55:04 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: blueunicorn6

they like conservatives they know will lose


13 posted on 08/26/2012 7:55:24 PM PDT by hecht (restore Hetch-Hetchy, and screw San Francisco and Pelosi)
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To: blueunicorn6

From the Washington post. They’re always for the conservatives.


The Pro-Aborts will do and quote anything that makes Akin look bad. I guess McCaskill’s people know how to use FR


14 posted on 08/26/2012 7:55:53 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (The GOP Media whining over Todd Akin is not legitimate)
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To: SeminoleCounty

The pro-lifers want Akin to drop out because McCaskill is a guaranteed vote for pro-abortion bills every time, and there is zero chance Akin beats her.


15 posted on 08/26/2012 8:00:23 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: SeminoleCounty
Akin did not have to go there.
He may be 100% correct but he didn't have to go there.


16 posted on 08/26/2012 8:01:48 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Froggie

All true, but life isn’t fair and politics is worse. This isn’t about Akins. He’s a good guy and a good conservative, but he took himself out of the race. So, now the only way to beat the Evil Witch of Missouri is for him to bow out and for the Missouri Republican Party to replace him with another pro life conservative.

Bad news for Akin, but he only has himself to blame.

The alternative is even worse for Akin. If he stays in, he will be blamed for the outcome forever more. Instead of retiring from public service in dignity, he will be cast into the wilderness by Republicans and Democrats alike. Again, he will only have himself to blame (and maybe his wife and son).


18 posted on 08/26/2012 8:09:33 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: Christie at the beach
Washington compost would love to see him step down. Unreal,

Are you kidding? They want him to stay in the race. McCaskill wants him to stay in the race. All the Democrats want him to stay in the race. As long as he remains the GOP candidate, McCaskill remains Senator for another six years. Wake up!

19 posted on 08/26/2012 8:09:38 PM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: muwarriors92

I agree. This is so frustrating and so unnecessary. When are these idiots going to learn you have to stay alert, on message, focused and disciplined.

Todd Akin should have been thanking God, his supporters and incredible luck that two better known candidates beat themselves to a pulp and allowed him to steal the nomination.

But no, during his first momemt in front of a prime time national stage he gives a rambling, incredibly stupid off-the-cuff answer to a deadly serious question. Ugh, so frustrating. Honest to God how could he do this?

The personal anguish he is suffering must be excruciating. He had the Senate seat in his hands and now he is fatally damaged goods. All we are going to be hearing from now until the election are two words, “legitimate rape.”

If he was an honorable, intelligent and very courageous man he would realize that he can no longer lead the fight against Senator Claire McCaskill. That he cannot be a credible spokesman for the conservative or pro-life movement.

Todd should do the right thing and step aside and let someone else who is not fatally damaged to carry on the good fight. I hope he does the right thing but I am not holding my breath.


20 posted on 08/26/2012 8:19:03 PM PDT by daviscupper
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To: muwarriors92

Uuuhhh, might want to check that Connecticut thing....


21 posted on 08/26/2012 8:19:21 PM PDT by jennings2004 (News flash! The 58th State has been found, it's OIHO....LOL)
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To: centurion316
don't bother

this is the same poster crowds that hated everyone who could have defeat Obama in the primaries and advised everyone to
sit out the Gov race between Meg Whitman and Brown. Now the Ca GOP was killed off by Dem party redistricting plan that could have been blocked but wasn't by a GOP Governor.

22 posted on 08/26/2012 8:20:20 PM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !H)
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To: muwarriors92
Angle in Nevada, O’Donnell in Connecticut, Akin in Missouri.And before that was Katherine Harris...
23 posted on 08/26/2012 8:31:30 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: Lurking Libertarian

“Angle in Nevada, O’Donnell in Connecticut, Akin in Missouri.And before that was Katherine Harris..”

But at least Harris was a beauty!


24 posted on 08/26/2012 8:49:53 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: tsowellfan

Claire “Death Panel/DeathCare voter” McCaskill?


25 posted on 08/26/2012 8:59:59 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: jennings2004

What’s to check. We had that seat won but threw support behind O’Donnell and she lost. Yes, it would have meant a moderate Republican instead of a pure conservative, but that’s better than a 100% liberal that we got because the Democrat won.


26 posted on 08/26/2012 9:00:33 PM PDT by muwarriors92
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To: tsowellfan

I really hope this stupid toad in human form drops out and lets an unsullied candidate with more intelligence run in his place.
This bloated toad is ruining our chances to recover the Senate and even threatening Romney’s prospects in Missouri.

The fact that that other bloated Toad, Huckabee, the man who helped get McCain nominated in 2008, is defending this jerk Akin should speak volumes about Akin unsuitability.


27 posted on 08/26/2012 9:00:41 PM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: centurion316

Yup.


28 posted on 08/26/2012 9:00:48 PM PDT by muwarriors92
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To: vette6387
“Angle in Nevada, O’Donnell in Delaware, Akin in Missouri.And before that was Katherine Harris..”

And, each one better than the person they lost to.

Get them in the next primary, but, don't go over to the dark side.

29 posted on 08/26/2012 9:05:43 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: tsowellfan
Well, if his fellow Republicans are ditching him, what can we expect from the 'independents'? The Democrats were certainly never going to vote for him. And consider this, what if he'd used the term 'forcible' rape, which I think is what he actually meant to say.

Sure, he should have just stopped while he was ahead, and never even mentioned the issue, but he did. Now folks in MO can either let it go and vote for him, anyway, or let Claire McCaskill return to the Senate, voting like Obama every time she casts a vote.

30 posted on 08/26/2012 9:07:43 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: centurion316

Agree it is best that he go and go NOW...but if he doesn’t I wouldn’t be so willing to throw this race to Claire without a fight.... hammer her hard with her votes for Obama care, increased spending and the rest until the electorate realizes she is more dangerous that the mis-spoken Mr. Akin.
If the Dems can pull a Toricelli to Lautenburg transfer no reason the Missourians can’t recover from this blunder. Who can take his place with better chance? A squishy old moderate like Bond?


31 posted on 08/26/2012 9:17:28 PM PDT by Froggie
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To: muwarriors92

“Not surprising, we’ve ripped defeat out from the jaws of victory often the last few years. Angle in Nevada, O’Donnell in Connecticut, Akin in Missouri.”

And don’t forget that Tea Party favorite fool Ken Buck in Colorado in 2010. We were a lock to gain a senate seat there due to a very weak Rat candidate and a very divisive Rat primary. But Buck stuck his size 12 cowboy boots in his yap at every chance, and the minute they were yanked out, they snapped right back in each and every time and pretty much stayed there the entire campaign. The man is basically an idiot.


32 posted on 08/26/2012 9:37:58 PM PDT by catnipman ((Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!))
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To: Christie at the beach

>Washington compost would love to see him step down

I don’t know how you trolls remain here with such obvious anti-GOP flatulence. Anyone with half a lick of horse sense knows the stinking rats want him in so the rat will win.

Maybe the zot button is broken.


33 posted on 08/26/2012 9:39:29 PM PDT by soycd
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To: blueunicorn6
This new poll is consistent with those from both PPP & Rasmussen and yet you cry out it's all evil media lies and a GOPe conspiracy.

If I believed in unicorns, I might believe Akin could win too.

34 posted on 08/26/2012 9:49:48 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 70 days away.)
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To: depressed in 06

It seems that Conservatives have a penchant for trying to install “far right” folks, because they are like preachers selling virtue. The more right, the more “virtuous.” Take Ron Paul. Hard to argue about most of his positions, but the sad fact of the matter is that he hasn’t ever passed any significant legislation, so tell me just what good does he do? There are a lot of “right thinking” people in the Congress who do get valuable stuff done, and there are a lot more who claim to be Republicans who’ve done a lot of damage. Sharron Angle was a scourge in the Nevada State Legislature. An unbending person who wanted it all her way or nothing! Now that may appeal to the far right, but it doesn’t get the country anywhere. Conservatives need to run people who are electable. The people you mention are/were unelectable and yet the looney tunes who put them up and supported them, would do it all over again even knowing that they don’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of getting them elected! In that respect, they are no different that the looney left. Every time the looney left gets enough power, they go about their business trying to do the same stuff that didn’t work the last time the country entrusted its business to them. The only difference I can see is that the looney right never gets the chance because nothing in their platform includes a free lunch.


35 posted on 08/26/2012 9:50:46 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: tsowellfan

So McCaskill has lost a point?


36 posted on 08/26/2012 10:12:30 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: soycd

Go tell Jim that I am troll. Geez, you don’t like others having a voice.


37 posted on 08/26/2012 10:20:10 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Lurking Libertarian

My impression was Harris lost because she was seen as a villain in Bush vs Gore.


38 posted on 08/26/2012 10:27:24 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 70 days away.)
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To: Christie at the beach

Now really, what sane person is going to say something as stupid as democrats want akin out of the race other than a democrat troll?

Nobody other than a troll would assist democrats in their goal to defeat Republicans.


39 posted on 08/26/2012 11:55:06 PM PDT by soycd
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To: mylife

100% correct? Oy. The guy is an idiot.


40 posted on 08/27/2012 12:04:23 AM PDT by rudabaga
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To: comebacknewt

Lunacy? No. It’s stupidity.


41 posted on 08/27/2012 12:17:25 AM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans; All

Anyone who wants Akin to remain in this race is siding with the Democrat Party...period


42 posted on 08/27/2012 12:29:59 AM PDT by Chunga (Ron Paul is a fruitcakey jackass.)
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Do you people and soycd get paid for this stuff.

Blah blah blah. Mail your checks into the RNC Romney HQ.

43 posted on 08/27/2012 1:00:28 AM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: freekitty

I’m guessing there’s a reason why McCaskill tried so hard to get this Akin guy nominated for the GOP.


44 posted on 08/27/2012 2:29:13 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: tsowellfan

I find a lot of the coverage about the falling support for Akin...well, dubious. Yes, people I talk to think he a dumb-a$$. Not a single one has said that they’ed pull the lever for McCaskill, or sit out the election, though.

Anecdotal, for sure; still, there it is.


45 posted on 08/27/2012 4:36:12 AM PDT by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: nhwingut
They haven’t even started running the ads yet.

Neither have the Dems really. Akin's given them all the ammunition McCaskill needs.

46 posted on 08/27/2012 4:39:08 AM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: Alberta's Child

Me too.


47 posted on 08/27/2012 4:39:45 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: tsowellfan

Just cannot stop beating this dead horse can you?


48 posted on 08/27/2012 4:40:43 AM 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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To: comebacknewt

+1


49 posted on 08/27/2012 4:50:11 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: vette6387

Especially when she was riding a horse.


50 posted on 08/27/2012 5:30:58 AM PDT by Maine Mariner
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