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Poll: Akin-McCaskill race still a tossup
washingtontimes.com ^

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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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: akin; akin4mccaskill; akin4obama; election2012; elstion2012; missouri

1 posted on 08/30/2012 10:51:58 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: tsowellfan

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.


2 posted on 08/30/2012 10:57:04 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: tsowellfan

Obama has loOOOooong coattails.


3 posted on 08/30/2012 10:57:33 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: tsowellfan

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.


4 posted on 08/30/2012 10:58:37 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (St. Louis County, Missouri)
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To: tsowellfan

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.


5 posted on 08/30/2012 11:02:42 AM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....)
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To: tsowellfan

The great irony here would be if Akin wins MO and willard doesn’t.


6 posted on 08/30/2012 11:10:01 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (WILLARD 2012 - It's not just a campaign, it's a conservative suicide pact!)
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To: tsowellfan

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.


7 posted on 08/30/2012 11:16:45 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: HamiltonJay

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.


8 posted on 08/30/2012 11:21:35 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: tsowellfan
Yes, but Akin was well ahead before his lesson in gynecology. So he lost ground.
9 posted on 08/30/2012 11:26:26 AM PDT by teflon9 (Political campaigns should follow Johnny Mercer's advice--Accentuate the positive.)
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To: tsowellfan

The sampling was Democrat 33%, Republican 35% and Indie 32%.

Is that reflective of the MO voter breakdown?


10 posted on 08/30/2012 11:30:02 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: Evil Slayer
"Never forget that Claire McCaskill caste the 60th vote to pass Obamacare."

I suggest that you do forget that as the Senate vote was 56-43.

11 posted on 08/30/2012 11:30:09 AM PDT by Positive (Nothing is sadder than to see a beautiful theory murdered by a gang of brutal facts.)
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To: Evil Slayer

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.


12 posted on 08/30/2012 11:33:01 AM PDT by Positive (Nothing is sadder than to see a beautiful theory murdered by a gang of brutal facts.)
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To: ScottinVA
The sampling was Democrat 33%, Republican 35% and Indie 32%. Is that reflective of the MO voter breakdown?

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.

13 posted on 08/30/2012 11:41:03 AM PDT by Just mythoughts (Have you donated to the 'resurrection of Akin' yet?)
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To: RKBA Democrat
The great irony here would be if Akin wins MO and willard doesn’t.

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.

14 posted on 08/30/2012 11:41:48 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: tsowellfan
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.

Heard the same nonsense in 2008. How'd that work out for us? Five trillion in new debt, ObamaCare, etc. That showed us a thing or two!
15 posted on 08/30/2012 11:48:47 AM PDT by DaveInDallas
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To: tsowellfan

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.


16 posted on 08/30/2012 11:54:28 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (A deep-fried storm is coming, Mr Obama.)
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To: PapaBear3625

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).


17 posted on 08/30/2012 12:10:30 PM PDT by DaveInDallas
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To: DaveInDallas
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.

18 posted on 08/30/2012 12:15:37 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip
A poll that the McCasket camp may very well be cursing on November 7th.

I actually liked the idea that "moderates" might believe the poll and, since they go where the wind takes them, would come vote for Akin. I don't believe it would happen, but it would be sweet justice.
19 posted on 08/30/2012 12:22:25 PM PDT by DaveInDallas
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To: Charles Henrickson

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.


20 posted on 08/30/2012 12:25:54 PM PDT by soycd
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To: PapaBear3625

You seem to be forgetting that the democrats want him to stay in the race. Such is the art of war.


21 posted on 08/30/2012 12:31:09 PM PDT by soycd
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To: DaveInDallas

There are a lot of people that like the underdog and will see Akin as one. They also vote their political parties but don’t care for the party elites Dem or Repub, and thus why there are so many self-described independents in the electorate in Missouri. The GOPe did the unthinkable — it woke up a sleeping Missouri mule and it will kick them senseless before it will be ridden by them.


22 posted on 08/30/2012 12:34:47 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Evil Slayer
Missouri will vote for Akin in order to rid us of the parasite.

Never doubt the corruption of the leftists, especially in St. Louis county. Remember a few years back, when polling stations in heavily dem areas were illegally held open? How the dem machine went to a federal judge with an afadavit stating that the lines were too long and needed more time to vote. And then it turned out that the man who signed that affidavit was dead. And later, it turned out that more votes were cast than there were registered voters?

The legacy of Pendergast lives in St Louis, KC, and Boone county (Columbia, MO). The rest of the state votes conservative!

Mark

23 posted on 08/30/2012 12:35:33 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: soycd
Hopefully some unbiased polls come out before the deadline.

How will you know if they are unbiased or not -- by the results???

24 posted on 08/30/2012 12:40:47 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: soycd
So, a poll from the left says he's leading because they want him to stay in.

A poll from Family Research Council says he's leading because they want him to stay in.

And being the pessimistic Republicans we are, we assume the Democrats know what they are doing and the conservatives don't. I see.

25 posted on 08/30/2012 12:43:51 PM PDT by Can i say that here?
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To: RKBA Democrat

Huh. Are you 0kay?


26 posted on 08/30/2012 12:44:48 PM PDT by DWC (historian)
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To: MarkL

Whoever the Republican candidate is they will have to contend with and overcome election fraud, getting rid of Akin will not prevent this. I sent my RNC money to Akin.


27 posted on 08/30/2012 2:02:04 PM PDT by duffee (Romney 2012, NEWT 2016)
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To: DWC

I’m doing just fine, thank you.

But I don’t think that’s what you’re getting at. If you’re concerned about my loyalty to the willard campaign, then don’t worry: I have none. In a race between two anti-gun pro-abortion candidates, I don’t have much of a dog in the fight. I’ll vote SECOND party and let the chips fall where they may.


28 posted on 08/30/2012 2:10:15 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (WILLARD 2012 - It's not just a campaign, it's a conservative suicide pact!)
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To: duffee

Rah! Rah! hear hear!


29 posted on 08/31/2012 12:08:58 AM PDT by grassboots.org
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To: RKBA Democrat

Two great posts in a row, fellas! Keep em coming, Gals.


30 posted on 08/31/2012 12:10:13 AM PDT by grassboots.org
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To: tsowellfan
Todd Akin is a lifetime in office political hack who said something that was stupid and indefensible.

But Missourians must make a choice between Todd and Claire.

Barry and Democratic Party elite in Washington instructs Missourians to vote for Claire.

Team Mittens and the GOPe tells Todd to step down.

The MSM elites on both MSNBC and Faux News went hysterical against Todd.

They say a man may be judged by the quality of his enemies.

Todd united the three greatest inside the beltway east coast elites against him.

Missourians do not take instructions from Barry, Team Mittens, nor the MSM elite.

A vote for Todd is vote against Barry, Team Mittens and the MSM. Missourians will not pass up a threefer one like that.

31 posted on 08/31/2012 12:34:58 AM PDT by Biblebelter
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To: RKBA Democrat

Have a nioce day.


32 posted on 08/31/2012 1:30:25 PM PDT by DWC (historian)
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To: Can i say that here?
You're absolutely correct.

The only polls with Akin viable are from two entities who want him in: FRC and the Dems (via PPP).

33 posted on 08/31/2012 10:25:16 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 65 days away.)
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To: teflon9
Yes, but Akin was well ahead before his lesson in gynecology. So he lost ground.

Akin will pull ahead. He made an incredibly stupid, boneheaded blunder that voters will forget come election day, only because his opponent is so obviously even more unsuited for the job than he is.

34 posted on 08/31/2012 10:43:58 PM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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