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Poll finds Akin with slight lead over McCaskill
The Hill ^ | October 15, 2012 | Daniel Strauss

Posted on 10/15/2012 10:39:53 AM PDT by billorites

Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) leads Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) in his bid for the Senate by a slim margin, according to a new poll.

Wenzel Strategies, a Republican leaning pollster, found Akin leading McCaskill 49 to 45 percent with 7 percent undecided.

Both candidates are underwater, though, on favorability. Forty-five percent of voters rate Akin favorably, with 49 unfavorable. McCaskill is viewed favorably by 44 percent and unfavorably by 52.

Broken down across gender lines, McCaskill has a 7-point advantage among women, leading Akin with 50 to 43 percent support. Among men though, Akin holds the edge, with fifty-five percent of men backing Akin to 39 percent who support McCaskill.

Other polls, however, show McCaskill with a solid lead in the race. A survey from Republican-leaning Rasmussen released earlier this month showed McCaskill up 6, with 51 percent support to 45.

A poll from Democratic-affiliated Public Policy Polling (PPP) this month also showed her up 6, at 46-40.

The Wenzel poll comes as Akin and McCaskill continue to jockey for an advantage in the Missouri Senate race. The Akin campaign recently released a new ad hitting McCaskill on her support for healthcare reform while the McCaskill campaign put out its own ad attacking Akin on education policy.

Republicans had high hopes that Akin would be able to unseat McCaskill, but the House lawmaker lost ground after making controversial remarks on abortion and "legitimate rape."

The Wenzel Strategies poll was conducted Oct. 12-13 among 1,000 Missouri voters. The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.07 percentage points.

The survey's sample was 38 percent Democrats, 37 percent Republicans and 25 percent independent voters.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; akin; mccaskill; mo2012

1 posted on 10/15/2012 10:39:59 AM PDT by billorites
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To: billorites

If this is true, then Akin will take that senate seat from McCaskill with room to spare.


2 posted on 10/15/2012 10:41:47 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: billorites

That’s not a “slim lead” thats a BIG lead..considering he was down what, 10 points a month ago


3 posted on 10/15/2012 10:45:26 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: cotton1706

In spite of Rove, Priebus and the rest of the GOP-E trying their hardest to sabotage his campaign.


4 posted on 10/15/2012 10:45:26 AM PDT by Mountain Mary (Pray for our Republic...)
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To: cotton1706

Sounds as if Romney may have legitimate coattails.


5 posted on 10/15/2012 10:45:39 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: cotton1706

Beeeeeutiful news - thanks for the shot of encoragement!


6 posted on 10/15/2012 10:45:52 AM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: billorites
Seems the Missouri voters are not buying all Claire's advertising that she never knew Obama. There is nothing moderate about Claire despite her attempts to pretend otherwise.
7 posted on 10/15/2012 10:46:48 AM PDT by Just mythoughts (Please help Todd Akin defeat Claire and the GOP-e send money!!!!!)
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To: billorites
The survey's sample was 38 percent Democrats, 37 percent Republicans and 25 percent independent voters.

That's pretty indicative of the Missouri electorate.

8 posted on 10/15/2012 10:47:23 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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btw - I’m sure glad that McCaskill “picked” Akin as her competition!

LOL!


9 posted on 10/15/2012 10:47:52 AM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: Just mythoughts

Are we talking "coattails-coattails"?


10 posted on 10/15/2012 10:48:42 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: billorites

This correlates well with the CUFVP poll that had it 48%-45 for Akin.

Not surprised. Try as they might to squelch his chances, the GOP-E still can’t change the fact that McCaskill is grossly out of step with the people in the state of Missouri, and that she is simply not a natural to win, while Akin is.


11 posted on 10/15/2012 10:51:30 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (It's time to make Obama a minor footnote in the pages of history)
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To: billorites

This correlates well with the CUFVP poll that had it 48%-45 for Akin.

Not surprised. Try as they might to squelch his chances, the GOP-E still can’t change the fact that McCaskill is grossly out of step with the people in the state of Missouri, and that she is simply not a natural to win, while Akin is.


12 posted on 10/15/2012 10:51:50 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (It's time to make Obama a minor footnote in the pages of history)
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To: billorites

This correlates well with the CUFVP poll that had it 48%-45 for Akin.

Not surprised. Try as they might to squelch his chances, the GOP-E still can’t change the fact that McCaskill is grossly out of step with the people in the state of Missouri, and that she is simply not a natural to win, while Akin is.


13 posted on 10/15/2012 10:52:02 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (It's time to make Obama a minor footnote in the pages of history)
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To: billorites
Dems are sending in Sandra Fluke to campaign for Claire...

And it will definitely be a Kodak moment when McConnell and Cornyn shake Todd's hand as he is sworn in..

14 posted on 10/15/2012 10:52:51 AM PDT by ken5050 (Barack Obama: An empty suit sitting in an empty chair...)
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To: Mountain Mary
In spite of Rove, Priebus and the rest of the GOP-E trying their hardest to sabotage his campaign.

If Akin wins he'll be one of the most dangerous men in Washington: someone who doesn't owe anything to anybody.

15 posted on 10/15/2012 10:55:22 AM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: pepsi_junkie
If Akin wins he'll be one of the most dangerous men in Washington: someone who doesn't owe anything to anybody.

I mean that in a positive way, in case it's not clear. Like when Lieberman defeated the entire Dem party and won reelection, he owed nobody any favors; they needed him and knew he didn't need them; his power was magnified 5x.

16 posted on 10/15/2012 10:57:50 AM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: ken5050
"Dems are sending in Sandra Fluke to campaign for Claire..."

Yeah, that'll help with the undecided.

17 posted on 10/15/2012 11:02:09 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: billorites

I really want Akin to win - because he is clearly conservative AND he will feel no debt or loyalty whatsoever to the leaders of the GOP.


18 posted on 10/15/2012 11:03:07 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: PGR88

Maybe McCaskill’s attack ads have been so over-the-top as to alienate voters.

She overplayed the rape comments controversy ?


19 posted on 10/15/2012 11:06:36 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: katiedidit1; billorites

I hope you have a MO ping list.

GO AKIN!


20 posted on 10/15/2012 11:07:30 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx; Just another Joe

onyx, if memory serves, Joe has the list. Joe, let me know if I am wrong!


21 posted on 10/15/2012 11:11:23 AM PDT by misharu (US Congress: Children without adult supervision.)
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To: Col Frank Slade
Frank, actually I have been noticing that she has been running old ads from 2006 when she first ran for the seat. And yewbetcha if I noticed it, others did too.
22 posted on 10/15/2012 11:13:05 AM PDT by misharu (US Congress: Children without adult supervision.)
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To: billorites
It has been a very long time since I have seen a picture of that face... no wonder Obama said he was ‘eye candy’ when he went on the view.

IF Romney is going to win this state so will Akin, the haughty Rove notwithstanding. Clarie has not voted for this state's best interest and we have long memories.

23 posted on 10/15/2012 11:13:47 AM PDT by Just mythoughts (Please help Todd Akin defeat Claire and the GOP-e send money!!!!!)
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To: Mountain Mary

Not to mention 95% of FReepers who were lecturing us about his selfishness.

Pray for America


24 posted on 10/15/2012 11:33:31 AM PDT by bray (Islam- A billion medieval savages can't be wrong!)
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To: misharu

I read she also ran some new ones with testimonials from rape victims.


25 posted on 10/15/2012 11:38:12 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: Mountain Mary

Rove created this guy and wanted to poor millions into his election.


26 posted on 10/15/2012 11:44:38 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Mountain Mary

Rove created this guy and wanted to poor millions into his election.


27 posted on 10/15/2012 11:44:37 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: misharu

Hi sweet you!

Thanks very much.

GO AKIN!


28 posted on 10/15/2012 11:51:24 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx

OH YEAH:) Evil Slayer, Joe and I have been pinging away.
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO AKIN! I would love to see Rove eat crow.


29 posted on 10/15/2012 1:21:51 PM PDT by katiedidit1 (Constitutionalist..period)
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To: katiedidit1

OKay, excellent!

Newt has been GREAT about AKIN!

AKIN can win this and he must!


30 posted on 10/15/2012 1:28:38 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: misharu; Second Amendment First; 1stMarylandRegiment; 47carollann; A Citizen Reporter; ...
Missouri ping

Low volume ping list

FReepmail me to be on, or off, this list.

I do have the honor of keeping the Missouri FReeper bunp list at this time.

And this IS good news.

I wasn't sure he could recover, but after meeting him Sunday I see why he has recovered.

31 posted on 10/15/2012 7:47:09 PM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: billorites

I am hoping our show me state shows her the door!


32 posted on 10/15/2012 8:01:07 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Just another Joe

Thanks Joe glad to have a bit of good news.


33 posted on 10/15/2012 8:02:36 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Just another Joe; Evil Slayer

this needs to hit the forum! great news...will you ping or better yet post this? http://www.businessinsider.com/rand-paul-todd-akin-claire-mccaskill-missouri-ads-2012-10


34 posted on 10/15/2012 8:08:00 PM PDT by katiedidit1 (Constitutionalist..period)
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To: Just mythoughts

Everybody hates the witch. She is a positively evil being. I wouldn’t vote for her or her Muslim master for dog catcher...


35 posted on 10/15/2012 8:19:24 PM PDT by OriginalChristian (The end of America, as founded, began when the first Career Politician was elected...)
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To: jonno
BACKFIRE
36 posted on 10/15/2012 8:37:10 PM PDT by Fred (http://thebubblefilm.com/)
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To: Col Frank Slade

Or could it be the 40 mil she and ole hubby fleeced the US taxpayer

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/10/big-news-feds-paid-40-million-to-claire-mccaskills-husbands-business/

slumlords


37 posted on 10/15/2012 8:39:32 PM PDT by Fred (http://thebubblefilm.com/)
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To: OriginalChristian
Everybody hates the witch. She is a positively evil being. I wouldn’t vote for her or her Muslim master for dog catcher...

She reminds me of the biggest sow in the pig pen. Check out post #37 and the link.

38 posted on 10/16/2012 4:12:54 AM PDT by Just mythoughts (Please help Todd Akin defeat Claire and the GOP-e send money!!!!!)
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To: Just another Joe

He’s a nice guy, isn’t he, Joe? PLUS he is TRUE CONSERVATIVE.


39 posted on 10/16/2012 10:11:33 AM PDT by misharu (US Congress: Children without adult supervision.)
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