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Family Research Council poll of Missouri: Akin 45, McCaskill 42
Hot Air ^ | August 29,2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT

Posted on 08/29/2012 12:45:32 PM PDT by Hojczyk

The Family Research Council poll was conducted by Wenzel Strategies from Aug. 27 to Aug. 28, testing 829 voters for a margin of error of plus or minus 3.38 percent. The sample was 32.7 percent Democrats, 34.1 percent Republicans and 33.2 percent independents.

I don’t remotely believe that Akin is winning right now, but I also don’t believe that McCaskill’s double-digit margin will survive September. Hence Reince Priebus’s conundrum.

Roy Blunt also said this morning that he still thinks Akin will quit, but I’m not sure he himself quite believes it.

Supposedly people are leaning on Huckabee too to get him to change his mind and nudge Akin towards the exit. I don’t think that’s out of the question, actually:

Huckabee may be framing this as a “Mount Carmel moment” now, but if the polls still look awful for Akin in two weeks, he’s going to get nervous about being held responsible for almost singlehandedly propping this guy up on the way to defeat.

That’d be a major black mark on his record ahead of 2016, and he’s already got enough of those (the latest being his endorsement of Dewhurst over Cruz).

That’s what this FRC poll is all about, I assume — reassuring social conservatives who might be wavering in light of the recent gruesome polls from Missouri that Akin’s hanging in there.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: akin; akin4mccaskill; akin4obama; fakepoll; frc; propaganda; timetoeatcrow
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1 posted on 08/29/2012 12:45:36 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk
Roy Blunt also said this morning that he still thinks Akin will quit,

He sure as hell isn't going to quit if he sees this poll. I wouldn't either.

2 posted on 08/29/2012 12:47:50 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Hojczyk
32.7 percent Democrats, 34.1 percent Republicans and 33.2 percent independents.

At least they are fair with their percentages.

3 posted on 08/29/2012 12:49:17 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Hojczyk

Never under estimate the power of prayer.


4 posted on 08/29/2012 12:49:17 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (I used to want to change the world. Now, I want to stop the world from changing me.)
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To: Hojczyk
The GOP will give the guy no money if he stays in,....even if it means we lose the senate...I guess I'm dumb and dumber....even if he is tied or ahead...is he dumber than McCaskill ???
5 posted on 08/29/2012 12:49:43 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Hence Reince Priebus’s conundrum
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Just Reince the soap out of your eyes Reince and stop crying..

Tantrums dont look pretty on RINOs...


6 posted on 08/29/2012 12:53:09 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Hojczyk

Oh, they’ll find a way to get plenty of money flowing to him, if they need him to win in order to take the Senate...


7 posted on 08/29/2012 12:54:12 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (Sorry, gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international. Gone.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Where are all the anti-Akin posters?..crickets.....


8 posted on 08/29/2012 12:55:46 PM PDT by hotsteppa
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To: Hojczyk

It will be interesting to see if this poll is truly accurate. If Akin remains ahead, what will the GOP do to help him? To do nothing is to play into Sandra Fluke’s and the DNC’s (Debbie Blabbermouth Schultz’s?)lies.

Maybe the best thing would be to rely on surrogate organizations and PACS to aid in this campaign?


9 posted on 08/29/2012 12:57:22 PM PDT by Gumdrop
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To: Hojczyk

I think Mike Huckabee, who promoted Todd, on Fox News should donate at least $10 million of his own money to him. He wouldn’t even miss it. Akin isn’t going to back out so put up or shut up Huck. Otherwise, you’re just full of hot air and could care less if McCaskill won. Bty, my gut feeling is that Akin can still win with a little help from conservative Missouri voters and a landslide victory for Romney that lets Akin ride his long coat tails.


10 posted on 08/29/2012 12:59:35 PM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....)
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To: Hojczyk
This election boils down to one thing; "Anybody but McCaskill."

LearJet Claire is tied at the hip to Ubama, and she's going down with him.

11 posted on 08/29/2012 12:59:49 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Hojczyk

Very interesting. With God all things are possible.


12 posted on 08/29/2012 1:00:32 PM PDT by Faith
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To: Hojczyk


If these numbers hold, an awful lot of people are going to be dining on this.
13 posted on 08/29/2012 1:01:51 PM PDT by Antoninus (Sorry, gone rogue.)
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To: Antoninus

If so, crow will never have tasted better.


14 posted on 08/29/2012 1:02:32 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Hojczyk

Blunt is GOPe! Ignore him.

I always beleived conservatives will win when they stand up to liberals and RINOs.


15 posted on 08/29/2012 1:04:02 PM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Anybody but McKill...exactly

For all those who are voting for Romney ONLY because they hate Obama...

Obama is to Romney as McCaskill is to Akin.


16 posted on 08/29/2012 1:07:26 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Evil Slayer

If Obi can’t energize his “base” in KC and StL, then Akin may pull this off.


17 posted on 08/29/2012 1:10:52 PM PDT by donozark (AKIN AIN'T FAKIN')
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To: Hojczyk
The GOP will give the guy no money if he stays in ...

I'm sure if it starts looking like Akin could win, the GOP will find some way of directing money his way, without it coming directly from the GOP.
18 posted on 08/29/2012 1:12:17 PM PDT by zencycler
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To: Antoninus

My feeling is that he said a couple of sentences that were somewhat shaky and shouldn’t have said. He claims now that he had evidence in book form to back himself up.
Look at the crap the Dems have pulled starting with Clinton on down and no one complains. At least Akin has the stones to stand up for himself and not cow tow to anybody. That’s more than anyone can say about his Republican buddies.


19 posted on 08/29/2012 1:17:49 PM PDT by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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To: hotsteppa
Where are all the anti-Akin posters?

Waiting for an actual poll not paid for by one of Akin's "biggest supporters."
20 posted on 08/29/2012 1:21:01 PM PDT by DaveInDallas
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To: Hojczyk

Of course the FRC has no dog in this hunt at all. Right? /s


21 posted on 08/29/2012 1:21:58 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Tennessee Nana

The NRC should shut up and stay out of it at this point they are only compounding the damage. I believe the voters in Missouri will look at their choices, a Conservative who may mispeak but has a very good voting record on social and fiscal matters or a liberal socialist, an obama apoligist with one of the most liberal fiscal and social records in the Senate. He has some of my money, what I would have given the NRC. His website is easy to find and he does take donations.


22 posted on 08/29/2012 1:22:43 PM PDT by duffee (Romney 2012, NEWT 2016)
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To: Hojczyk

And ANYONE who believes this poll . . . wanna buy a bridge? Akin is getting creamed. This polls is absurdly slanted. Akin needs to get out now.


23 posted on 08/29/2012 1:24:02 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: hotsteppa
Where are all the anti-Akin posters?..crickets.....

I was sure hoping Akin would drop out; but if this turns out to be for real, I'll send him some money. In 2010, I sent money to O'Donnell, Angle and Whitman, all of whom lost. I'm not throwing good money after bad. If the seat is truly in play, he'll have my support.

24 posted on 08/29/2012 1:24:30 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Evil Slayer
I think Mike Huckabee, who promoted Todd, on Fox News should donate at least $10 million of his own money to him.

Exactly. The GOP wouldn't spend even 1/5th of that even if they supported Akin. The Huckster should put his considerable fortune where his mouth is.

25 posted on 08/29/2012 1:24:55 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Hojczyk
“The GOP will give the guy no money if he stays in,....”
I just donated $100.00 to his campaign this morning. Any Missourian that does not want to see 6 more years of McCaskill should do the same.
26 posted on 08/29/2012 1:28:17 PM PDT by MCF
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To: donhunt
At least Akin has the stones to stand up for himself and not cow tow to anybody.

And take his whuppin' like a man.

When somebody else could've won the seat.

Yeah, Akin's a helluva guy. The kind of guy, who having opened the scuttling valves, will go down with the ship.

27 posted on 08/29/2012 1:30:06 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: montag813

Noooo. Of course not... I imagine the Dems are doing to this poll what FReepers do to PPP polls.


28 posted on 08/29/2012 1:30:06 PM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: Hojczyk

Well STICK AROUND!!!!! Republicans are SURE to destroy Akin before election day! It’s what they DO, after all.

Look at Tokyo Rove in 2010, doing everything in his power to make certain Republican novices would be defeated by their Marxist opponents!!


29 posted on 08/29/2012 1:30:38 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: DaveInDallas

Yep, exactly.


30 posted on 08/29/2012 1:30:59 PM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: hotsteppa

>Where are all the anti-Akin posters?..crickets.....

I thought he should drop out but what the heck, like most people I was panicked at the thought of not getting that seat. Anyway, if it looks like he can win then he should get the support, after all it’s the voters who count.


31 posted on 08/29/2012 1:33:35 PM PDT by bkepley
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To: RIghtwardHo

Thank You, DU troll.


32 posted on 08/29/2012 1:36:07 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: RIghtwardHo; Uncle Chip
And ANYONE who believes this poll . . . wanna buy a bridge? Akin is getting creamed. This polls is absurdly slanted. Akin needs to get out now.

From the article:

"The Family Research Council poll was conducted by Wenzel Strategies from Aug. 27 to Aug. 28, testing 829 voters for a margin of error of plus or minus 3.38 percent. The sample was 32.7 percent Democrats, 34.1 percent Republicans and 33.2 percent independents."


How do you like your crow cooked? The poll is 'absurdly' very close to Rasmussen's party-ID polling that he puts out monthly.

33 posted on 08/29/2012 1:39:31 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Hojczyk

The RNC has an out. The Chairman said no money for Akin even if they were tied in the polls. That says he could change his mind if Akin leads.

But the RNC will commission their own poll before doing something like that.

I am agnostic. Misery must really hate Claire.


34 posted on 08/29/2012 1:43:58 PM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

Did you both even read the article to see the break down of it, or are you just being ignorant?


35 posted on 08/29/2012 1:57:20 PM PDT by hotsteppa
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To: hotsteppa
Where are all the anti-Akin posters?..crickets.....

The pollster, Wenzel, has been used by Farah/WND to create the impression birtherism has broad support. I'd never heard of them before, and couldn't find any previous polling they had done prior to their birther polls. But recently they've done some primary polling that turned out to be relatively accurate...Cruz/Dewhurst being one.

I would consider this poll a potential outlier until others show similar movement.

Having said that, I've been very outspoken about my desire for Akin to drop out. Nothing would make me happier than Akin becoming the next Senator from Missouri...and being completely wrong about my predictions.

But, as I've said repeatedly, we won't see the full assault of the McCaskill oppo research project until the campaigns reach the point of no return. I'd keep the cork in the champagne bottle for now...it hasn't even begun yet.

36 posted on 08/29/2012 2:03:52 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: Hojczyk

I believe this poll, he has kept his mouth shut, now the big test is if Akin can keep his mouth and “wisdom” shut about rape and abortion, and keep on message about McCaskill.


37 posted on 08/29/2012 2:04:51 PM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: EGPWS

Almost too perfect.

Actual percentages: 37 D, 39 R


38 posted on 08/29/2012 2:10:57 PM PDT by dangus
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To: Tex-Con-Man

‘But, as I’ve said repeatedly, we won’t see the full assault of the McCaskill oppo research project until the campaigns reach the point of no return. I’d keep the cork in the champagne bottle for now...it hasn’t even begun yet.’

As I said before, at an evening event in July, Claire did not come, did not send a representative, but did send someone to film Todd Akin. We were later told this person followed them everywhere. I am sure Claire will edit some film down the line for her slimy purposes. I think we need give every ounce to make sure Mr. Akin is elected.


39 posted on 08/29/2012 2:16:15 PM PDT by taterjay
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To: okie01

Akin’s voice, delivering the “legitmate rape” comment, is featured in an Elizabeth Warren ad airing in Massachusetts; an indirect attack on Scott Brown which rips the entire Republican party, including Paul Ryan.

We definitely don’t need HER in the Senate any more than we need McCaskill.

Brown pledges to repeal Obamacare. Warren is an Obama Mini-Me. The race is close, and this issue has the potential to peel away independents’ and womens’ votes.


40 posted on 08/29/2012 2:23:55 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: taterjay
...and Akin’s political cluelessness has made it possible for people to believe just about any absurd accusation hurled his direction.

I read a satire piece about Akin saying mother's milk prevents homosexuality...even though it was clearly marked as satire, the vast majority of commenters believed it.

41 posted on 08/29/2012 2:36:23 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: Hojczyk

May be true but the source of the poll is suspect for bias.


42 posted on 08/29/2012 2:53:09 PM PDT by Norman Bates
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To: Hojczyk

I hope Wenzel Strategies is right here but if I were a democrat being polled I would say anything that helps keep him in the race.

I looked up Wenzel Strategies and saw where they claimed 20% of GOP voters would vote for zerobama. That doesn’t seem quite right.


43 posted on 08/29/2012 2:54:01 PM PDT by soycd
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To: hotsteppa

The anti-akins people are the ones egging him on to stay in the race.

The pro-Republican folks are the ones who want someone in the race that can win.

This poll fails the sniff test so we’ll just wait for corroboration.


44 posted on 08/29/2012 2:59:12 PM PDT by soycd
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To: soycd
The pro-Republican folks are the ones who want someone in the race that can win.

And just who would that be? The problem is, eventually you have to replace a "generic" Republican with a real one.

45 posted on 08/29/2012 3:00:50 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: soycd

Moderates supports McCaskill 63-22, yet Very Liberal supports her only 58-34? That is not possible unless the type of shenanigans you’re alluding to is happening, or something else weird happening in their sampling. I’m very skeptical of this poll.


46 posted on 08/29/2012 3:04:06 PM PDT by Truthsearcher
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To: hotsteppa
Look, I'm in lock-step with the Family Research Council politically. But that doesn't mean that I'm going to immediately believe a poll commissioned by a highly political entity. Akin lost 13 points according to Rassmussen (who has a proven track record). To think he gained that back in a week is highly suspicious. For someone to not consider the political leanings of the poll sponsor is pollyannish at best.

"Ignorant" may be a better description of that person...

47 posted on 08/29/2012 3:27:25 PM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

This election boils down to one thing; “Anybody but McCaskill.”

LearJet Claire is tied at the hip to Ubama, and she’s going down with him.


The democraps are in big trouble, and this proves it.


48 posted on 08/29/2012 3:32:17 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Hojczyk
Consider the source.

FRC wants crazy Akin and got the result it wanted in a poll it paid for.

49 posted on 08/29/2012 3:33:39 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 69 days away.)
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To: montag813; Evil Slayer

I don’t think Huckabee has anywhere near 10 mil, Celebrity Networth, has his net worth at 5 mil.


50 posted on 08/29/2012 3:33:45 PM PDT by ansel12
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