Skip to comments.Akin scandal hands Missouri to Obama
Posted on 08/24/2012 10:25:42 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
If the Republican Party needed any more proof that Missouri Republican Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin was poison to all GOP-ers, they've got it in a new Missouri presidential poll just published by Rasmussen Reports.
After consistently trailing Mitt Romney in Missouri, President Obama is now beating him. It's by just one point, 47 percent to 46 percent, but it represents a big change from Romney's 50 percent-46 percent lead he had a month ago. Worse for the Republican: Romney has led in Missouri all year--until the Akin "legitimate rape" scandal.
The poll could be proof that the scandal has wounded Romney and Republicans and that the Democratic attacks on the Republican is causing voters to reassess Romney. Rasmussen revised his election projection for Missouri, moving it from "lean Romney" to "toss-up."
Just yesterday, he reported that Akin is 10 points behind embattled Democratic incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill.
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“Unfortunately, Akin and his ilk are destroying all of those plans to stop socialism and abortion on demand.”
Right on target.
I'm sure that is part of it.
Oh please. Dems say dumb things all the time but no one pays any attention. A Republican says something dumb, immediately apologizes, and it's a "scandal?"
This whole thing would have gone away if the entire Republican party hadn't made a big deal of it. Let me know when the Dems make a big deal over something one of them says.
By choice??? So do we abort the inconvenient???
I'm sure that is part of it.
MNJohnnie proved it above. The internals show the only support Romney lost in the poll was from Republicans. His support among Dems and Independents did not change.
Basically on every thread it appears doesn’t it
LoL BS. It would be good if Obama thinks he has a chance and thereby spends his OBot cash in Missouri. It's a sink hole for Obama, but yes go for it Obama.
Ding Ding Ding! We have a winner! All you Akin whiners need to chillax - I mean seriously, I'm embarrassed for you guys...
If that is the case then the GOP better call off the dogs before it gets worse.
The support Romney has among women has not changed according to the poll, but has dropped 9% among men. It is possible that this poll is only statistical noise. I doubt Romney has lost 9% of men in MO.
Missouri voters are NOT stupid. Romney will win handily.
Romney's leading by example by trying to abort Todd Akin's Senate career before it gets started.
Okay, that was far enough overboard that you could safely omit the /sarc tag...I think.
Yes, but it so much easier to panic.
I don't suppose this had anything to do with that.
"There were talking point memos sent from the National Republican Senatorial Committee suggesting language to urge Akin to drop out. Political consultants were ordered to stay away from Akin or lose future business with GOP committees. Operatives were recruited to set up a network of pastors to call Akin to urge him to get out. Money has changed hands to push him off the plank."
It's "gotcha" demagoguery.
I hope you spend the rest of your life peeing in your pants every time somebody says "gotcha."
Yep. We were about to reluctantly unite but now those geniuses Rove, Rience and Romney had to reignite all the fires that were raging during the primary. They reminded us about everything we loathe about them, their cowardice, their backstabbing, their lack of commitment to social conservatism.
As I see it, the Republican Party has over two months to clean up the mess from their circular firing squad, and salvage a win for Romney, if not the Senate. Democrats aren’t winning this one. Republicans are throwing it away.
Johnnie i’m not here to fight but i have to ask you how do you come up with the lost support is due to Romneys statement? Akin went from plus 10 to negative 10. Do you think more than a few of those deserting him also deserted Romney?
I do not agree with Cong. Akin on whether an exception in a future anti-abortion law, should be allowed for an actual rape victim. I believe that it should, provided the victim acts promptly, before the baby develops. But what the Congressman said, is no more than a tempest in a proverbial "teacup," unless Republican hysteria continues to enable the Democrats to make it more. If Republicans will only stop talking about it, the Democratic effort to divert attention from the actual issues in 2012--as opposed to a hypothetical provision in State laws not yet even drafted--will look ridiculous.
The current swing in the polls 2 1/2 months before the election means very, very little, if tactical reason will only prevail in Republican circles. There are virtually innumerable ways to counter the immediate effect. The one thing, however, which cannot work to do so, is the hand-wringing denunciations of fellow Republicans over what is really a non-issue, or a nearly non-issue.
The danger comes from the continued hysteria on our side.
Wrong. Republican and conservative reaction to Akin is giving the Senate seat to the Democrat. Republicans are politically suicidal. The Republican Party proves again that it is the Stupid Party and Conservatives prove conclusively that they are generic Republicans at heart all preferring right-now righteous justification to political advantage.