Skip to comments.Family Research Council poll of Missouri: Akin 45, McCaskill 42
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 dont remotely believe that Akin is winning right now, but I also dont believe that McCaskills double-digit margin will survive September. Hence Reince Priebuss conundrum.
Roy Blunt also said this morning that he still thinks Akin will quit, but Im 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 dont think thats 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, hes going to get nervous about being held responsible for almost singlehandedly propping this guy up on the way to defeat.
Thatd be a major black mark on his record ahead of 2016, and hes already got enough of those (the latest being his endorsement of Dewhurst over Cruz).
Thats 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 Akins hanging in there.
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He sure as hell isn't going to quit if he sees this poll. I wouldn't either.
At least they are fair with their percentages.
Never under estimate the power of prayer.
Hence Reince Priebuss conundrum
Just Reince the soap out of your eyes Reince and stop crying..
Tantrums dont look pretty on RINOs...
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...
Where are all the anti-Akin posters?..crickets.....
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?
I think Mike Huckabee, who promoted Todd, on Fox News should donate at least $10 million of his own money to him. He wouldnt even miss it. Akin isnt going to back out so put up or shut up Huck. Otherwise, youre 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.
LearJet Claire is tied at the hip to Ubama, and she's going down with him.
Very interesting. With God all things are possible.
If so, crow will never have tasted better.
Blunt is GOPe! Ignore him.
I always beleived conservatives will win when they stand up to liberals and RINOs.
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.
If Obi can’t energize his “base” in KC and StL, then Akin may pull this off.
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.
Of course the FRC has no dog in this hunt at all. Right? /s
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Noooo. Of course not... I imagine the Dems are doing to this poll what FReepers do to PPP polls.
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!!
>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.
Thank You, DU troll.
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.
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.
Did you both even read the article to see the break down of it, or are you just being ignorant?
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.
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.
Almost too perfect.
Actual percentages: 37 D, 39 R
‘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.
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.
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.
May be true but the source of the poll is suspect for bias.
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.
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.
And just who would that be? The problem is, eventually you have to replace a "generic" Republican with a real one.
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.
"Ignorant" may be a better description of that person...
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.
FRC wants crazy Akin and got the result it wanted in a poll it paid for.
I don’t think Huckabee has anywhere near 10 mil, Celebrity Networth, has his net worth at 5 mil.