Skip to comments.Election 2012: Missouri Senate
Posted on 09/12/2012 4:50:56 PM PDT by detective
The fallout appears to linger in the Missouri Senate race, with incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill still holding a six-point lead over Republican challenger Todd Akin. But the race is tightening.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey finds McCaskill will 49% support to Akins 43%. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate in the contest, and another four percent (4%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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There are many people in Missouri that are working on getting Todd Akin elected as the next US Senator for MO!
November will be all about turnout. I will crawl across broken glass to support conservatives and “anybody than Obama”.
This conservative, reminded by dirty Harry Reid, just sent Akin a contribution.
I am voting Akin. This is a legitimate action on my part. Oh wait I misspoke,,,after all liberals do it all the time. What I really meant to say is that this is a violent action designed to piss off the liberals and their press.
I dont rust any of these pollsters.They have been corrupted.Funny how nobody gets 50% as if there are still undecideds. Nobody is undecided in this election and if there is they dont vote and never have.
The vast majority of conservatives will vote for Akin. Unfortunately, that probably won’t be enough. Women and independents will give this election to McCaskill. Wishful thinking doesn’t win elections.
Those who will vote Republican are motivated to go to the polls. Democrat supporters are increasingly dispirited. It will all be controlled by turnout.
Wishful thinking, I’m afraid. I’d love to be proven wrong, but doubt that will happen.
Here is what we must do then. McCaskill=Obama. Obamacare=Clairecare. Claire = more Middle East trouble. Claire= No jobs.
Conservatives need to rally against the PhonyCon Pro-Aborts who keep calling for Akin to step down. These people do nothing but actively help McCaskill...and I include all the PhonyCons in GOP Media
This is actually the first poll in recent weeks that has Akin behind.
The PhonyCon Liberals need to stop sabotaging the Akin campaign...and let Conservatives elect a Real Conservative to send to the Senate. The PhonyCons “Political Rape” of Todd Akin needs to stop
This is known as a “strong delusion.”
Agreed. And I doubt this race, for all its publicity, will drive turnout in November. Akin by 2.
Not a chance.
This is Rasmussen's first poll in MO since the debacle.
Akin's toast and time is running out for him to exit the race while it might possible be saved.
The only PhonyCons are those like you who would prefer to set fire to yourselves than fight a winnable battle for the cause you allegedly believe in.
That works with conservatives, but Akin has their vote already. How is he going to win the women and independents? The only things that I hear in defense of Akin are his conservative credentials, well, he already has their vote. Conservatives win general elections by convincing those in the middle to vote for them. I don’t think that Akin can do this.
From the article:
Missouri Survey of 500 Likely Voters
August 22, 2012
Election 2012: Missouri Senate
Todd Akin (R) 38%
Claire McCaskill (D) 48%
Not Sure 3%
Real Conservatives get elected by convincing moderates and independents to vote for them, a pure conservative vote does not often win, certainly not in Missouri. Good conservative candidates have demonstrated how to do this, but Akin is not a good candidate, good conservative though he may be. You are going after the wrong voter bloc, they are already going to vote for Akin. Those he needs to take him over the top will not.
Also, I emailed Sen Cornyn of the National Republican Senatorial Committee and told him it was time to unite and support Akin..the man the voters of MO elected to run against Claire. That we could not afford a McCaskill win. Cornyn said they were not giving Akin one cent.
Also, get this...they are endorsing two pro choice candidates..one in Maine (Charlie Summers) who stated abortion should be legal and supports embryonic stem cell research and also Scott Brown who is pro choice. I won't give the GOP one dime. They can go to hell.
Keep hammering Obamacare ( i.e. latest example 30 hours is full time) and tie Claire to everything Obama in next 55 days. Obumble is making it easier with each passing day. However, I sure am not certain about today’s voter. And Claire has run away totally from Obama. So, yes your point about convincing is valid.
Akin is a good conervative and a very bad candidate. The only way he wins is if the election breaks big for Romney and he is dragged across the finish line. Cold, hard truth.
If MO voters are that stupid, then to hell with them. McCaskill is evil.
Ballot initiatives are what gets peoples attention.
Given there apparently will be a ‘health care’ question on the ballot, and Claire's history on ‘health care’ tells me this poll is about ‘dead’ skin deep given the questions asked.
That 4% are Republicans thinking that Akin might resign and appoint their "some other" candidate -- but it won't happen. The real numbers are 49% to 47% -- with 4% undecided -- until we see the internals of the poll that is.