Skip to comments.McCaskill leads Akin in Missouri Senate race, new poll shows
Posted on 08/26/2012 7:39:54 PM PDT by tsowellfan
A new poll shows that support for Rep. Todd Akins (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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Stick to the economy Todd.
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.
From the Washington post. They’re always for the conservatives.
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.
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.
Sheer lunacy for anyone to think this guy can win.
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!
I still say something stinks here. They want to keep the Senate. Are there other Senate members who will be tossed out?
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.
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.
they like conservatives they know will lose
From the Washington post. Theyre always for the conservatives.
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.
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).
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!
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.
Uuuhhh, might want to check that Connecticut thing....
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.
“Angle in Nevada, ODonnell in Connecticut, Akin in Missouri.And before that was Katherine Harris..”
But at least Harris was a beauty!
Claire “Death Panel/DeathCare voter” McCaskill?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
“Not surprising, weve ripped defeat out from the jaws of victory often the last few years. Angle in Nevada, ODonnell 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.
>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.
If I believed in unicorns, I might believe Akin could win too.
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.
So McCaskill has lost a point?
Go tell Jim that I am troll. Geez, you don’t like others having a voice.
My impression was Harris lost because she was seen as a villain in Bush vs Gore.
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.
100% correct? Oy. The guy is an idiot.
Lunacy? No. It’s stupidity.
Anyone who wants Akin to remain in this race is siding with the Democrat Party...period
Blah blah blah. Mail your checks into the RNC Romney HQ.
I’m guessing there’s a reason why McCaskill tried so hard to get this Akin guy nominated for the GOP.
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 theyed pull the lever for McCaskill, or sit out the election, though.
Anecdotal, for sure; still, there it is.
Neither have the Dems really. Akin's given them all the ammunition McCaskill needs.
Just cannot stop beating this dead horse can you?
Especially when she was riding a horse.