Skip to comments.Citizens United Poll Shows Akin leading in Missouri
Posted on 09/13/2012 8:33:27 AM PDT by katiedidit1
A poll commissioned by Citizens United's political arm shows Todd Akin leading Sen. Claire McCaskill in Missouri.
The poll by the CU political victory fund and conducted by Wenzel Strategies, shows Akin ahead by almost 5 points. Mitt Romney leads President Obama by 20 points.
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I hope Akin recommends to the GOP that they stick it where the sun doesn’t shine after he wins.
Does the CU poll hold any water? Never heard of ‘em.
Poll is slanted to the right but I believe things are looking good for Akin. Let’s roll!
Rasmussen has the race at Socialist Hag 49, Akin 43, and Romney with a three point lead, both of which seem a little low.
I was one of those who urged Akin to quit.
Now he looks like he can survive.
Good for him.
McCaskill must be a real POS if she cannot win after Akin stuck his foot in his mouth.
Wenzel Strategies conducted a survey of likely General Election voters statewide in Missouri regarding the race for the U.S. Senate. The survey was conducted September 10-11, 2012, and included 850 respondents. The margin of error for the survey is +/- 3.33 percentage points.
It’s a push poll seeking a specific result.
The only Missouri Senate Polls I’d take seriously are the two most recent Rassmussen ones, and the Mason-Dixon poll.
Well that won’t last. As soon as the GOP elites, Rove, Krystal et al get done dissing him again McCaskill will be back in the lead.
After a few agitprop paragraphs this article has an account of an appearance by him.
Sounds pretty good.
Rasmussen has McCaskill up by 6. Take your pick.
“Does the CU poll hold any water? Never heard of em.”
Isn’t Citizens United the David Bossie organization? Sorry but Romney up 20 points while Rasmussan has him up 3?? We need to apply the same analysis to CU as anyone else - show me the internals and we can judge fairly. This might be as much an agenda poll as some of the PPP crap we see.
And full disclosure, I’m another one who thought Akin should have stepped aside.
We would have to see the internals to determine whether it is valid. Men vs. women, political affiliation, race, etc... then compare those to the MO baseline.
The GOP moderates had better get hopping.
Watch, should he win, they’ll deny him committee assignments, but traitorous Murkowski got to keep hers of course.
Predicted Arizona - Schweikert over Quayle ( correct - but overestimated the magnitude of lead)
Predicted Mourdock over Lugar (Correct - but underestimated magnitude of lead)
Predicted Cruz win in run off and was within a few points of the margin over 2 weeks ahead of the election.
Not a bad track record. There were other good calls I found in my research.
Where are the Rasmussen internals???
Thanks Ingtar:) doing a little research makes a difference. I clicked on the poll and it gives the internals for those that prefer to pounce only on a headline.
What a horseshit poll.
The only thing I see in the internals that looks odd is that it might over sample northwest Missouri and that Independents might be underrepresented.
“Tokyo Rove is deeply saddened.”
Along with John Cornball and What’s-his-name Priebus.
The legitimate rape issue isn’t nearly as big as Rove and many of the hand-wringers want everyone to believe. Akin won the primary and Tinky Winky Rove won’t be able to fill it with some Mike Castle like candidate.
As I remember Bachmann went through the same thing (in 2008???) when she had a lot of her funding cut off. She fought through it and I think Akin can as well.
<>We would have to see the internals ..... then compare those to the MO baseline<>
Here it is:
The Wenzel internals are reflective of the Missouri electorate, in contrast to Rasmussen that does not make public its internals.
It may just be me but I don’t think a voter will go to the polls and pull the lever for Romney and then vote for McCaskill. Nope, just won’t happen. Hopefully Aiken will pull this out and can say KMA to Rove.
“Akin won the primary”
With McCaskill’s help and by less that a couple of percentage points against the other two candidates in the primary. I just don’t see why everyone sees this guy as some landslide winner! He still seems like a dumb ass to me, but I still hope that he is able to win the seat if he stays.
And undersampled women by about 1 point:
I was not surprised when Rove and the GOPe and faux-conservative pundits all jumped aboard the Communist Propaganda Train and viciously attacked Lakin as a stupid idiot.
But I WAS discouraged when numerous Freepers, perhaps a majority of those who posted, joined the left-wing bashing party.
Lakin made a minor error, mostly the use of the phrase “legitimate rape.”
But Lakin was an experienced, long-term congressman with a very strong and reliable conservative record. That’s why the GOPe and their Communist friends wanted to get rid of him.
Should we throw Lakin under the Obamanoid Bus because he made a single verbal gaffe, after a solid lifetime record of conservative achievement?
Or should we hit back?
Which is worse, killing every baby in sight, or making a minor verbal gaffe?
I was very discouraged at the attitude of numerous freepers. Knee-jerk submission to a left-wing attack isn’t the way to win the game.
Perhaps someone here that subscribes to Rasmussen will post them.
Blacks are probably undersampled because they are least likely to vote -- once.
This poll is almost certainly somewhat too “optimistic”. Todd Akin needs all the help he can get—donations and/or volunteering.
Sure they will split the ticket. Some dim bulbs like divided government and/or do not like Akin.
Akin has no chance in a presidential year with all the ozombie voters getting to the polls. But Akin supporters win either way. He wins and it's I told you so. He loses and you can just blame the GOPe for not supporting him. Great odds you have on this deal.
We should sink Todd Akin. If hes found mysteriously murdered, dont look for my whereabouts!
"He can be tied. We're not gonna send him a penny."
“I was one of those who urged Akin to quit.
Now he looks like he can survive.
Good for him.
McCaskill must be a real POS if she cannot win after Akin stuck his foot in his mouth”
I must be honest and say that this applies to me, as well.
I think that it is now time for the rest of the Republicans to start supporting him - quietly, if they have no guts, but supporting him nonetheless. Dingy Harry needs to be removed as Majority Leader, and all of the committees need to have Republicans (hopefully the more conservative of the bunch) as their heads. The MO seat may well be critical, and in any case if Akin is elected he’ll balance off one of the RINO beotches from Maine. We also CANNOT let the Senate be controlled by Dems when it comes to approving of federal judges - time to support Akin. If nothing else, drum up as many solid R voters as possible and get them to the polls.
and don’t forget..Coulter called Akin a swine. What kind of republicans are they? Rove? Priebus? Coulter?
The good news for Akin has the FR Rovian turd blossoms disappointed. I’d like to see him win if only to further disturb the hysterical fools that called for Akin’s head.
Yes after Akin spoke poorly and Repubicans savaged him thereby doing the Lefts job for them you mean
Tactically speaking, Akin should now discreetly court the national Tea Party, big time.
Here’s the logic.
Akin may still be too hot to publicly support as far as the Tea Party is concerned. However, if he makes it clear he is aligned with their bloc in the Republican party, and wants to work towards their ends when elected, it can work to their mutual advantage.
From the Tea Party’s point of view, it would mean another Tea Party senator. From Akin’s point of view, he would hope to be treated by the Tea Party as a member of their bloc after being elected, which means being a part of their team against the RINOs and Republican establishment that despised him.
Otherwise, as a loner in the senate, he will be fairly powerless. The Republican leadership, which hated him before, and hates him now, will continue to hate him when elected, and do everything they can to minimize him.
Unless he is backed by the Tea Party that will demand they treat him with respect.
We need to do a thread and ping all those jackasses here when he wins
Dig the petard
If accurate, the poll indicates that the voters of Missouri are discerning to notice two facts: Akin is merely mistaken, while McCaskill is putrid.
They represent what the the Republican Party has become, and not what it used to be.
That being the case, I would suggest that being a "Republican In Name Only" has become a good thing, and something to be proud of. A "New RINO" would be a Tea Party person who only keeps his or her registration with the GOP to maintain voting rights in primary elections. I can't see any other reason any more to call one's self a Republican.
In this sense, Romney isn't a RINO, he's a true Republican, just like Rove, Priebus, and Coulter.
Romney may be up by 20 (and damn well should be) in Idaho, Alaska or Wyoming. Missouri — no way.
My E-MAIL to the NRSC
There you go again, your candidate in MO uses the wrong word to cite a fact. The Alinsky cadre of the Democrat party starts frothing at the mouth and you roll over on your backs and meekly plead we didnt mean to hurt your feelings.
You testicle deprived illegitimate offspring, get up on your hind legs and fight. The best defence is a full out attack.
The Republican party doing what they do best, working doubly hard to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
Do you live in Missouri?
We Missourians already knew that. The ones who are "discerning" are those who live out of state and don't understand neither the players or the playing field.
W. W. Smith:) Excellent email. You sure laid it on the line...lol. I love it!
Fresh wind I have to agree with you about RINOs and I actually would fit into the RINO category. It’s similar to how the UKIP is the Conservative Party in the UK the Tory Party are the Rockyfellar Repubs.
Those are population numbers not participation numbers.