Skip to comments.Poll: Akin, McCaskill locked in statistical dead heat
Posted on 10/26/2012 8:10:05 PM PDT by Perdogg
A new poll shows the Missouri Senate race is too close to predict a winner.
The News 4, St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Kansas City Star poll shows Senator Claire McCaskill with a 2 percent lead over Congressman Todd Akin, at 45 and 43 percent, respectively.
With a margin of error at plus or minus four points, and eight percent still undecided, the two remain in a statistical dead heat.
Click here to download and view full poll results.
Watch News 4 at 10 p.m. for more analysis, and reactions from both campaigns.
If Akin looses, Karl Rove should be ashamed!
Good news. Maybe Akin has had enough time to tough it out, too bad Mourdock’s fubar was so close to the election.
Who are the morons who say “oh well, Akin said something dumb, I guess I have to vote for the socialist”? Seriously?
If McGastly is at only 45% she isn’t going to win. I just hope Akin is hanging this “flaming tire” $50 million bucks worth of stimulus money McGastly’s hubby got around her neck!
If Akin looses, Karl Rove should be ashamed!
There are a lot of PhonyCon RINOs that need to be ashamed, also. Most of GOP Media and Talk Radio trashed Akin, and kept trying to force him out. Sean Hannity’s whiney interview with Akin sounded like Chrissy Matthews on a Nancy Pelosi high
Yes, nut Mourdock is a known quantity in Indiana, and well liked. While the comment may draw gasps outside of Indiana’s borders, it has no effect on those familiar with him.
Mark Levin had Akin on his show thursday night. Levin has been crucifying McCaskill and tweeting it. The news about McCaskill’s husband even made the papers in St Louis.
We have a tough fight on our hands but it ain’t over till the fat lady sings and I hope Clarabelle is belting out the blues on election eve.
follow up with the 2010 elections, which were HISTORIC....
we're just not going to accept the same old crap from the Washington insiders, Rove at the head of the list for what he did to Christine ODonnell.....
I've sent money to Akin....its worth it to get rid of that crook McCrazy....
NO, if Akin loses, he should be ashamed for being an arrogant ass and saying it is not about him. Another Republican would have a 10-pt lead right now.
Yep -- big time.
Rove should be ashamed anyway. His abandonment of a good man showed bad character.
I only pray that both win their respective elections. The prayer is not for their sakes, or to get any type of vindication, but for the sake of the future of the United States of America. I also pray that all sides of the GOP get together and pull together without acrimony in the great works we have to do over these next years, and indeed that the Dems join in that great work.
Since Missouri is leaning toward Romney, I think he has a good chance. Hopefully most people will vote a straight Republican ticket.
Considering that a large portion of the media basically spun it to the masses as “Akin said certain types of rape of women are acceptable and should not be considered wrong”, it’s a damn miracle this race, even in Missouri, is this close at all.
Thanks Perdogg, well said Defiant.
Makes me think that is this race is this close, the election will be a blowout and reminiscent of 2010.
What is this "Missouri is leaning Romney? Last I saw, he has a double digit lead. Romney is going to drag Akin across the finish line.
I'm VERY curious, though, about McCatkill taking a week off the campaign right before the election, right after the $50 million dollar stimulus is made public. A week is a lot of time in St. Louis for her to clear up a few details, while using her dear ill mother as an Obama-esque excuse.
Yes, we are seeing what I already knew would be happening as we got closer to the election. It doesn't take massive funding to win an election, especially when your opponent is the most evil, corrupt, arrogant, obama clone that thought she could count on Missourians forgetting how she stuck it to us by being the 60th vote to pass Obamacare in 2010. That and all the other evil things she did to us including the latest scandal concerning her husband and her cover up of it. I predict the amplification from Mark as well as others in the next week to parallel the historical event that propelled Reagan during the week after his last Presidential debate one week before the 1980 elections.
We are in a war against evil right now and we are in it to win. Keep the faith my FRiends.
Rasmussen has this one in the Safe Democrat category. Stick a fork in him. Akin”s done.
Saved this post for after election comment.
Shoot the messenger if you want. It’s not going to change anything.
Rasmussen is the messenger. "Stick a fork in him. Akins done" is YOUR personal comment.
Rasmussen put it in the safe Democrat category. Same category as the races in California and New York and Michigan. They say it’s over. I don’t disagree.
Now you just say "I don't disagree."
Your earlier comment was "Stick a fork in him. Akins done". I call that a very PERSONAL statement that goes far beyond "I don't disagree". You are sending a very bias and hateful statement with words like that. It's as if you like to demean the man with petty comments like those. Reminds me of a little kid bullying his classmates during school recess.
I’ll be sending my donation today.
This walking on eggs is ridiculous and has to stop.
Yeah, Rasmussen and most of the other pollsters had Sharon Angle up, over Harry Reid in 2010 by about 4 points:
Rasmussen: 26 Oct 2010:
Sharon Angle - 49
Harry Reid - 45
Other - 4
Undecided - 2
And, we all know how that turned out!
I’m not giving up hope.
Nope. If Akin L-O-S-E-S, it’s on AKIN and only AKIN.
Mourdock shows the problem with the Tea Party primarying Republicans: who are they really putting forth? Only a blithering idiot would witness the Todd Akin fall out and be stupid enough to talk about rape as God's plan for women.
Besides, Rasmussen still had Nevada as a tossup in 2010. They have Missouri as safe Dem now.
My aren’t we thin skinned? Should I have said “he’s toast?” Or perhaps a more formal “Just don’t think Akin is going to win this one?” Argue semantics all you want, this was a winnable race and now it’s lost. A bad candidate was nominated, he blew it, and now a worse choice is going to DC for another 6 years. Blame me for it if it makes you feel better but the responsibility for this loss lies with Todd Akin.
Prove it beyond a shadow of a doubt. You can't. O ye of little faith.
Maybe the RNC staying away was a blessing in disguise for Todd? Seems to have fired up the base AND make the Dems think this race was in the bag.
Yes, Rasmussen is wrong about Romney; it’s going to be much worse for Obama than what Rasmussen shows!
One thing I’ve learned from watching the polls is that nothing is set in stone.
No, Akin is a GOOD, CONSERVATIVE candidate! It’s the RINO’s who don’t want him going to Washington DC. They are the ones who grabbed the ball from the Left and ran with it, thus blowing Akin’s sure-bet lead against McCaskill. Had the GOP continued to support Akin after his ill-informed comment, he would still be leading McCaskill by a mile. It wasn’t his words that hobbled him, it was the GOP.
Disclosure: I didn’t vote for Akin in the primaries, I voted for Sarah Steelman. However, unlike the GOP RINO’s, I’m not stupid; we need to get McCaskill out of the Senate at ALL costs!
I am in Missouri, and I would hate to guess how much McCaskill has spent on this, there are often three and four tv ads in a row from her,and various union groups.
If Akin wins this, he did it all on his own, no Missourian should ever send a dollar to the Republican part, only candidates, preferably Tea Party candidates
It is possible the Romney wave may wash Akin across the finish line but I am not sure. Living in Missouri and watching her ads over the years it is clear Claire McCaskill is one of the toughest campaigner’s I have ever seen.
A lot of people should be ashamed
Heres what claire McCaskill does when law abiding citizens exercise their right to Free Speech and right to assemble peacefully. We were peacefully protesting Claire McCaskill’s support of Obamacare outside her office. They called the police........
Local Tea Party patriots held an anti-Obama Care protest at Missouri Senator Claire McCaskills district office in St. Louis. The protest was organized by Americans for Prosperity and the St. Louis Tea Party Coalition.
This somber video was taken after we respectfully complied and moved to the other side of the street. Kind of scary, isn’t it? We aren’t criminals.....
LOL. Then prove me wrong beyond a shadow of a doubt, oh ye of excessive faith. You can't. I can't. The proof won't come until a week from Tuesday. Then we can have this discussion again.
I suppose that also means that Akin could lose by more than the 8 points Rasmussen has him down. What with him underpolling and all.
One way or the other this will be settled a week from Tuesday.
The were all good conservative candidates. And Akin won out. Now we're finding out exactly why McCaskill wanted to run against him in the first place.
Had the GOP continued to support Akin after his ill-informed comment, he would still be leading McCaskill by a mile.
Let's place blame where blame is due, shall we? If Akin hadn't made his foolish and uninformed comment to begin with then the GOP leadership wouldn't have seen the need to distance themselves from him. The McCaskill would have had to limp along with the remaining Akin comments that are making up the bulk of her ads.
This was a winnable seat. It looks like Akin is going to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. The blame for that doesn't lie with me or the national GOP. It lies with Todd Akin.
If Akin loses this one, according to local radio pollsters, it will be due to the defection of Republican suburban soccer moms to the leave blank option or McCaskill — not Independent women but Republican women.
Is there anything that you would like to say to them to get them to vote the right way and put Akin into that office???
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