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.
You seem to be forgetting that the democrats want him to stay in the race. Such is the art of war.
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.
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!
How will you know if they are unbiased or not -- by the results???
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.
Huh. Are you 0kay?
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.
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.
Rah! Rah! hear hear!
Two great posts in a row, fellas! Keep em coming, Gals.
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.
Have a nioce day.
The only polls with Akin viable are from two entities who want him in: FRC and the Dems (via PPP).
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.