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Election 2012: Missouri Senate
Rasmussen Reports ^ | September 12, 2012 | unknown

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 Akin’s 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.)

(Excerpt) Read more at rasmussenreports.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: akin; election; mccaskill
In late August Akin was down by 10 points. Today he is down by 6 points. It appears Akin can still win if conservatives work to support him.
1 posted on 09/12/2012 4:50:59 PM PDT by detective
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To: detective

There are many people in Missouri that are working on getting Todd Akin elected as the next US Senator for MO!


2 posted on 09/12/2012 4:53:58 PM PDT by elephant
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To: detective

November will be all about turnout. I will crawl across broken glass to support conservatives and “anybody than Obama”.


3 posted on 09/12/2012 4:57:37 PM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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To: detective

This conservative, reminded by dirty Harry Reid, just sent Akin a contribution.


4 posted on 09/12/2012 4:58:23 PM PDT by oldtimer (Q)
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To: detective

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.


5 posted on 09/12/2012 4:59:35 PM PDT by badpacifist (An act of war is when your President supports the Muslim Brotherhood)
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To: detective

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.


6 posted on 09/12/2012 5:09:27 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: detective

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.


7 posted on 09/12/2012 5:15:54 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: centurion316

Those who will vote Republican are motivated to go to the polls. Democrat supporters are increasingly dispirited. It will all be controlled by turnout.


8 posted on 09/12/2012 5:18:59 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Charlie Daniels - Payback Time http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWwTJj_nosI)
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To: PapaBear3625

Wishful thinking, I’m afraid. I’d love to be proven wrong, but doubt that will happen.


9 posted on 09/12/2012 5:21:59 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: centurion316

Here is what we must do then. McCaskill=Obama. Obamacare=Clairecare. Claire = more Middle East trouble. Claire= No jobs.


10 posted on 09/12/2012 6:19:52 PM PDT by taterjay
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To: detective

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


11 posted on 09/12/2012 6:24:26 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (The DNC Convention is like the Nuremburg Rallies for non-white folks)
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To: SeminoleCounty

This is known as a “strong delusion.”


12 posted on 09/12/2012 6:36:19 PM PDT by the808bass
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To: Senator_Blutarski
November will be all about turnout

Agreed. And I doubt this race, for all its publicity, will drive turnout in November. Akin by 2.

13 posted on 09/12/2012 6:47:50 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: detective
In late August Akin was down by 10 points. Today he is down by 6 points. It appears Akin can still win if conservatives work to support him.

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.

14 posted on 09/12/2012 6:54:40 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 55 days away.)
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To: SeminoleCounty

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.


15 posted on 09/12/2012 6:57:05 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 55 days away.)
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To: taterjay

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.


16 posted on 09/12/2012 6:57:05 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: newzjunkey
“This is Rasmussen's first poll in MO since the debacle.”

From the article:

Missouri Survey of 500 Likely Voters
August 22, 2012

Election 2012: Missouri Senate

Todd Akin (R) 38%

Claire McCaskill (D) 48%

Other 2%

Not Sure 3%

17 posted on 09/12/2012 7:01:09 PM PDT by detective
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To: SeminoleCounty
elect a Real Conservative

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.

18 posted on 09/12/2012 7:01:57 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: detective
detective, scroll down and read about a battle that went on in congress over the passage of Medicare D. Check out Akin and Emerson and the MO role in this vote.
I would like to know if there are any discrepancies in it...http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/flashback-night-clocks-scoreboard-stood-still

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.

19 posted on 09/12/2012 8:09:25 PM PDT by katiedidit1 (Constitutionalist..period)
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To: centurion316

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.


20 posted on 09/12/2012 8:52:20 PM PDT by taterjay
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To: detective

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.


21 posted on 09/12/2012 8:55:46 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (.)
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To: jwalsh07

If MO voters are that stupid, then to hell with them. McCaskill is evil.


22 posted on 09/12/2012 8:59:22 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useful idiots.)
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To: detective
http://www.kansascity.com/2012/08/17/3767288/missouri-republicans-ask-judge.html

http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/kinder-gop-lawmakers-challenge-mo-health-care-ballot-summary

http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/koster-wont-file-appeal-carnahan-health-ins-exchange-ballot-language

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.

23 posted on 09/12/2012 9:26:12 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Please help Todd Akin defeat Claire and the GOP-e send money!!!!!)
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To: detective
Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate in the contest

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.

24 posted on 09/13/2012 6:06:18 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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