Skip to comments.Poll: Akin-McCaskill race still a tossup
Posted on 08/30/2012 10:51:48 AM PDT by tsowellfan
Despite widespread assertions that Missouri Republican Rep. W. Todd Akin's abortion remarks have made him a heavy underdog in the state's U.S. Senate race, a Democratic-leaning polling firm released a poll Thursday showing him in a virtual dead heat with incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill.
According to the survey by Public Policy Polling, Mrs. McCaskill has support from 45 percent of likely Missouri voters compared with 44 percent for Mr. Akin...
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Ironic, if Akin wins and he becomes a deciding vote in Senate matters.....I’d like to see the faces on the planned “new GOPe leadership” should that happen.
Obama has loOOOooong coattails.
It’s a PPP poll, i.e., pro-McCaskill. They want Akin to stay in, for Claire’s sake. If we start seeing several relatively independent polls, though, showing Akin moving back within striking distance, then I’ll be more interested.
Never forget that Claire McCaskill caste the 60th vote to pass Obamacare. She thought we were stupid enough to let that slide by but the day of reckoning has come. Missouri will vote for Akin in order to rid us of the parasite.
The great irony here would be if Akin wins MO and willard doesn’t.
So wait, let me get this straight he went from a big lead to break even and the momentum is he’s still in it? Sorry, but Politics like Sports its all about momentum, and Akin hasn’t done anything, and likely will do nothing to change the momentum of the race, so claiming he’s lost X points in 2 weeks, so not its tied therefor he’s could win is amusing, if nothing else.
Good news actually. Shows the flak from the rape comments is over and abortion is back to being the 23rd people care about when voting.
Obama will take down many many Dems with him. Exactly why Hillary wasn’t interested.
The sampling was Democrat 33%, Republican 35% and Indie 32%.
Is that reflective of the MO voter breakdown?
I suggest that you do forget that as the Senate vote was 56-43.
I apologize, you are right. I was looking at the Senate passing the health care reform improvements bill by a vote of 56 to 43.
Yes, it is reflective... which is why Akin should have not given a liberal reporter the time of day... and why Claire has spent the past year + hunting for a moderate costume that will fit her big figure... She won in 2006 against Talent with the stem cell research promised to the welfare recipients, and some 'union' plums on the ballot, Claire got the majority of independent votes.
Interesting theory. One supporter of Congressman Akin once told me (before Akin's rape comment) that he hoped Obama would win another term to teach the Republican Establishment a lesson.
I saw the other poll showing him ahead from a pro-life group, and wasn’t sure whether to believe. This, from a Dem group, lends some credence.
Except I believe PPP was the same polling group that came out immediately after Akin’s trouble started showing him at +1 with the same R+9% poll. The whole point of that poll was to convince Akin to not drop out the next day before the deadline (and it worked).
A poll that the McCasket camp may very well be cursing on November 7th.
Yep. We have two fresh home cooked polls now showing enough support to keep him in up to the deadline.
Those who think a daily KOS pollster would not continue with the democrat support for akin should keep their fingers crossed.
Hopefully some unbiased polls come out before the deadline.