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Missouri Senate Race Update: Claire McCaskill vs. Todd Akin (46% v. 45.2%; 8.8% Undecided)
Oposing Views ^ | Tue, October 09, 2012

Posted on 10/13/2012 1:23:31 PM PDT by Red Steel

Given what's come out of the mouth of Rep. Todd Akin (R) in the last couple months, casual observers might assume he no longer stands a chance anymore to oust incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) from her Missouri Senate seat.

They would be wrong.

A poll released by We Ask America on Oct. 2 shows McCaskill had a lead of less than a percentage point over Akin, 46 to 45.2; that's less than the margin of error, with 8.8 percent of voters undecided

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TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; akin; toddakin
Akins is going to win this race.
1 posted on 10/13/2012 1:23:39 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

...with a little help from his friends....


2 posted on 10/13/2012 1:27:04 PM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: Red Steel

I would not be that sure...he still has four weeks to say more stupid stuff and convince folks that he’s an idiot.


3 posted on 10/13/2012 1:27:08 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: SeekAndFind; LS; Perdogg; napscoordinator; God luvs America; nutmeg; SoFloFreeper; Ravi; ...

Does any one have an updated US Senate Races sheet?


4 posted on 10/13/2012 1:28:40 PM PDT by Perdogg (Vote like the US Constitution depends on it - it does!!)
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To: pepsionice

A. Your wrong B. Your wrong. C. What an idiotic thing to write.


5 posted on 10/13/2012 1:30:14 PM PDT by DWC (historian)
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To: Red Steel

Good news if true, but it’s an 11 day old poll. We can assume that Ain has surged even further in the past 11 days, but it’s just as likely that it’s gone the other direction. McCaskill’s slimy ads are running 24/7 in Missouri.


6 posted on 10/13/2012 1:33:35 PM PDT by PermaRag (If Trayvon had a father, he'd look just like Obama)
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To: Red Steel

Go Todd..

Im so proud of my next door neighbor...

:)


7 posted on 10/13/2012 1:35:10 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Red Steel
when Atkins wins he should run for Senate majority leader ... It's time to get rid of Mitch McConnel anyway

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8 posted on 10/13/2012 1:35:41 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Red Steel
Don't believe the polls...Akins will win - comfortably.
9 posted on 10/13/2012 1:37:10 PM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: pepsionice

Even the wise can say stupid stuff.


10 posted on 10/13/2012 1:37:35 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: pepsionice
Will see. OBot Claire has a stink of corruption following her. Her voting her self-interests is going to make Akin happen.

AP - Feds paid $40M to firms tied to McCaskill's spouse October 09, 2012.

11 posted on 10/13/2012 1:37:43 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

claire is hateful


12 posted on 10/13/2012 1:44:53 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Elle Bee

Who knows, Mitt Romney might even have enough pull to carry Todd Akin over the line in Missouri, and we might, MIGHT, actually be able to ditch Claire McCaskill....

Harry Reid may have strong, even almost impregnable, defense against being removed from office, but that did not save Robert Toricelli, former Senator of New Jersey. If there is good and sufficient reason, ANYONE may be given the boot. And surely there is plenty to go after Dingy Harry, just nobody has the will to pull the trigger of serious investigation of his money laundering activities.

And walk up later to put ‘paid’ on his record.


13 posted on 10/13/2012 1:45:11 PM PDT by alloysteel ("You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity".)
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To: PermaRag

yep, i wondering about those McCas ads , Akin is MIA in
W. Missouri, You only see McCaskill ads. on TV and mailers.

Dont know why Akin doesn’t run spots on— Clairs fight for ObamaCare ads or -—Her endorsement of His campaign a few months ago..

If Akin has a campaign mgr. then they should be fired for sitting on all this.


14 posted on 10/13/2012 1:47:32 PM PDT by urtax$@work (The only kind of memorial is a Burning memorial !)
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To: Red Steel

Someone needs to ask McCaskill why she vetted McCain but not hussein. She’s one who wants to do away with NBC for presidential requirements.


15 posted on 10/13/2012 2:05:22 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Tennessee Nana; All
Why do they still list MO as a toss-up state? I mean, not long ago 70%+ of the state voted AGAINST Obamacare..

Any news on the governor's race?

16 posted on 10/13/2012 2:06:34 PM PDT by ken5050 (Barack Obama: An empty suit sitting in an empty chair...)
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To: Red Steel
There is no 8.8% undecided. Maybe 2 or 3% but not 8.8%....the rest have decided they just refuse to tell a pollster they are voting for Akin.

He will more than likely win.

17 posted on 10/13/2012 2:07:30 PM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: Lady Heron

What you mention there is part of the reason that “undecided” voters always break heavily (somewhere between 3:1 and 8:1) against an incumbent.


18 posted on 10/13/2012 2:12:59 PM PDT by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: pepsionice

I haven’t seen where’s he’s shown himself to an idiot the 1st time. And I doubt that the wide majority of voters understood what he meant by “legitimate rape”, when he said it, and they probably still don’t. Todd’s a fine Conservative, and he’s going to win by a comfortable margin.


19 posted on 10/13/2012 2:17:22 PM PDT by stickywillie (stanley ann went black, & never came back)
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To: Perdogg

Does any one have an updated US Senate Races sheet?

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http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/senate/2012_elections_senate_map.html

RCP still has it 46D-43R with these 11 tossups:

AZ: Open (R)
CT: Open (D)
IN: Open (R)
MA: Brown (R)
MO: McCaskill (D)
MT: Tester (D)
NV: Heller (R)
ND: Open (D)
OH: Brown (D)
VA: Open (D)
WI: Open (D)

If R&R win, we will need to win 7 of these 11 to get a majority (assuming no post-election jumpers).

We really need to win this MO race.


20 posted on 10/13/2012 3:13:21 PM PDT by Eccl 10:2 (Prov 3:5 --- "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding")
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To: pepsionice

FREEPERS like yourself are disgusting gutter rats.


21 posted on 10/13/2012 3:30:46 PM PDT by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: Red Steel

You’re right- and when he does win, we’ll have our very own Joe Biden...


22 posted on 10/13/2012 3:35:12 PM PDT by matthew fuller (10/03/2012- America met her last black president.)
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To: Red Steel
with 8.8 percent of voters undecided

At this stage, "undecided" = "unwilling to tell a stranger you're voting for Akin".

23 posted on 10/13/2012 3:40:37 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Charlie Daniels - Payback Time http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWwTJj_nosI)
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To: Red Steel

I do hope that Akin wins this race, but that’s my emotional side. My rational side says that he won’t. This poll doesn’t agree with other polls that show this is still a +6 McCaskill advantage. The best news in the poll is the large undecided. I think that’s Akin’s only hope.

McCaskil is saturating the KC media markets with disgusting adds that are hurting Akin among the wishy washy independents and “moderates”. He will get the conservative vote including my children, but I don’t think that it will be enough.


24 posted on 10/13/2012 4:02:43 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: centurion316

Romney’s coat-tails will do the trick.


25 posted on 10/13/2012 4:19:54 PM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: napscoordinator

“FREEPERS like yourself are disgusting gutter rats.”

With reputation you have for a combination of stupid and/or informed comments, you’re about the last person to be taking shots at someone else.


26 posted on 10/13/2012 4:29:36 PM PDT by MplsSteve (General Mills is pro-gay marriage! Boycott their products!)
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To: MplsSteve

Why cuz bashing conservatives is so cool. Disgusting!!!!!


27 posted on 10/13/2012 5:06:46 PM PDT by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: pepsionice

You’re the only idiot.


28 posted on 10/13/2012 5:49:45 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Red Steel

if the adage “all politics is local” is really true and particularly true this year in Missouri, Akin CAN surely still win


29 posted on 10/13/2012 8:41:21 PM PDT by Wuli
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