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Todd Akinís Senate Campaign Maybe Picking Up Steam
FOX2now ^ | September 3, 2012 | Charles Jaco

Posted on 09/03/2012 6:44:42 PM PDT by Jonah Vark

ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI) – Rep. Todd Akin’s “insurgent” campaign against both Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill and the leaders of his own party may not be the long shot it’s been portrayed, despite the national furor over Akin’s comments on The Jaco Report that women who are victims of “legitimate rape” have natural defenses against becoming pregnant.

A pair of polls taken after the incident and the following uproar either show Akin with a lead over McCaskill, or indicate the race is tied. The latest survey from Public Policy Polling, taken August 29, shows McCaskill leading Akin 45% to 44%, well within the poll’s margin of error. Another poll released the same day by the staunchly anti-abortion Family Research Council shows Akin ahead 45% to 42%.

In addition, Akin has picked up there de-facto endorsement of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who told NBC’s Meet the Press that Akin was nominated by a plurality of voters in the Missouri GOP primary, and that since Akin has apologized, it’s time “….to move on.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; akin; clairemccaskill; election; missouri; mo2012; newtgingrich; polls; senate; toddakin
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1 posted on 09/03/2012 6:44:49 PM PDT by Jonah Vark
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To: Jonah Vark

No thanks to Karl Rove and the GOPe. GO TODD!


2 posted on 09/03/2012 6:46:00 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Jonah Vark

Meanwhile McCaskill is avoiding the democrat convention.


3 posted on 09/03/2012 6:48:58 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Jonah Vark

Gosh, I hope he wins. Sick of spineless Republicans masquerading as conservatives.


4 posted on 09/03/2012 6:51:13 PM PDT by commonguymd (New media has not replaced the MSM. It has emboldened it. twitter @commonguymd)
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To: Jonah Vark

Let’s hope Akin can avoid inserting his foot again till November. He can come back and win this.


5 posted on 09/03/2012 6:58:49 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - America stands or falls. No more excuses. Get involved.)
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To: Jonah Vark

IBTIHAWB

(In before the “I hope Akin wins but...)

If you hope Akin wins you’ll drop it and give him the chance to win, imho.


6 posted on 09/03/2012 6:59:55 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Free Vulcan
Dang. i missed it by this much.
7 posted on 09/03/2012 7:01:39 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: commonguymd
Gosh, I hope he wins. Sick of spineless Republicans masquerading as conservatives.

Ann Coulter, whom I used to admire, called him a "selfish swine" whom she "officially hates." By winning, Akin will show the world that Annie pulled a humbug.

8 posted on 09/03/2012 7:03:24 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: RegulatorCountry; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

LOL!


9 posted on 09/03/2012 7:04:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Jonah Vark

I would like to contribute to Akin but won’t do so until after Sept. 25, for I think he may still withdraw. Few can withstand the pressure he faces.


10 posted on 09/03/2012 7:05:11 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Who among us has not erred? Akin's the One! But can MO follow suit?)
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To: Fiji Hill

Include Mitt and Rove and Levin in on that.


11 posted on 09/03/2012 7:13:24 PM PDT by commonguymd (New media has not replaced the MSM. It has emboldened it. twitter @commonguymd)
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To: Jonah Vark

“national (furor over Akin’s comments)” sub: news media aided by their GOP-e toads (furor over Akin’s comments)


12 posted on 09/03/2012 7:18:08 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: SunkenCiv

I guess there’s no time to dawdle in this place when the backhanded compliments are flying fast and furious, lol.


13 posted on 09/03/2012 7:21:51 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Jonah Vark

Good! It’s time to put this bit of silliness behind us, and get on with the business of cleaning out Democrats.


14 posted on 09/03/2012 7:29:59 PM PDT by pallis
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give me a choice between a doorknob and McCaskill... I’ll go with the doorknob every time...


15 posted on 09/03/2012 7:44:23 PM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: Theodore R.

I am sending money tomorrow. He has narrowed the gap back to close what it was before. If he hasn’t withdrawn by now I doubt that he will in the future.


16 posted on 09/03/2012 7:44:53 PM PDT by Controlling Legal Authority
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To: Theodore R.

I am sending money tomorrow. He has narrowed the gap back to close what it was before. If he hasn’t withdrawn by now I doubt that he will in the future.


17 posted on 09/03/2012 7:45:03 PM PDT by Controlling Legal Authority
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$64 question...do those who publicly abandoned Aiken try to “sneak back in” and help????

If he wins....HE OWES THEM NOTHING!!!! Going rogue!!!


18 posted on 09/03/2012 7:45:35 PM PDT by Kolath
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To: Fiji Hill

Most everyone overreacted to Akin’s incoherent remarks.


19 posted on 09/03/2012 7:49:51 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: All; Jonah Vark
The latest survey from Public Policy Polling

Two groups say Akin is ahead, the Dem pollster PPP and FRC and both have an interest in him staying in the race.

20 posted on 09/03/2012 7:53:04 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 64 days away.)
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