Skip to comments.Todd Akin In The Lead (48.4% to 44.7%) For Missouri U.S. Senate Race According To CUPVF Poll
Posted on 10/15/2012 7:18:12 AM PDT by Perdogg
Citizens United Political Victory Fund (CUPVF), the affiliated PAC of Citizens United, released a poll today conducted by Wenzel Strategies, showing Congressman Todd Akin in the lead against incumbent Senator Claire McCaskill in the Missouri United States Senate race. The poll was conducted via telephone survey of likely General Election voters from October 12-13, included 1,000 respondents, and has a 3.07% margin of error
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I would rather have a candidate who may occasionally put his foot in his mouth than a candidate who continually puts her hand in my pocketbook. Any day. Im proud to be a conservative. You can have the Republican party.
I'm still no fan of Akin, but I hope he wins. He's obviously better than the alternative, McCaskill...
I happened to be watching the Akin interview that Sunday morning and was not taken aback by his notorious comments. I understood Akins words to imply forced rape, as opposed to statutory rape.
And as a woman, I understand the complex female reproductive system and am aware that impending ovulation may possibly be delayed or halted during an occurrence of stress or trauma. This could certainly include the horror of rape. For those who question the rational of Akins tenet, there are medical sources to substantiate his comments .
Important Facts to Know About Ovulation:
An egg (ovum) lives 12-24 hours after leaving the ovary.
Normally only one egg is released each time of ovulation.
Ovulation can be affected by stress, illness or disruption of normal routines.
Stress can definitely interfere with conception.
That’s because stress can affect the functioning of the hypothalamus the gland in the brain that regulates your appetite and emotions, as well as the hormones that tell your ovaries to release eggs. If you’re stressed out, you may ovulate later in your cycle or not at all.
It’s important to differentiate between constant and sudden stress. The body often acclimates to constant, everyday stresses, so you’ll probably ovulate fairly consistently each cycle. It’s sudden stress a death in the family, an accident, divorce that can throw your cycle off and interfere with ovulation.
The Science of Stress and Fertility
Pisarska tells WebMD that the effects of stress may be different for each woman.
“Stress may cause one set of reactions in one woman, and something else in another, so ultimately the reasons behind how or why stress impacts fertility may also be very individual,” says Pisarska.
While doctors may not know the exact links between stress and fertility, a series of studies shows the impact is hard to ignore.
Stress and Fertility
By Michael C. Darder, MD & Susan L. Treiser, MD, PhD
Q. Can emotional stress affect fertility?
A. Severe stress can prevent ovulation, and that, of course, makes it impossible to get pregnant. Significant stress can affect the hormones in the brain that direct egg development; the eggs stop growing and theres no ovulation.
Todd Akins gaffe was not worthy of destruction of his political career. He did not do anything illegal or immoral or malicious. He did not deliberately disparage women who were impregnated by rape. His words were sadly misconstrued by some people and deliberately distorted by political operatives in efforts to affect the November election.
“If Akin wins, for the first time in my life, I will be embarassed to be a republican.”
Speak for yourself.
Akin will win, fair and square. In doing so, he will have not only beaten the odds against the media and the democrats, he will have beaten the GOP-e “establishment”, and he will owe them nothing.
I sense he’ll do fine as a Senator. Better than MOST of the so-called “Republicans” already in D.C.
You do realize that Akin stated a scientific fact: that the majority of rape cases do not, I repeat, do not result in pregnancy, it is very rare for pregnancy to result from rape! You make Karl Rove smile, and the Democrats too, God help this nation if the Democrats have control of the purse strings!
I wont be embarrassed by Akin. I will be happy he won, that he didnt back down and that at least one Republican had courage to stay the course, and not be hounded by leftists.
Akins, mouth and all, is much to be preferred over Claire, the crook.
I argued that Akin should drop out because I thought the other available candidates would have a better chance to win.
But now that he is in you simply have to support him because the alternative is Claire. You do understand that, don’t you? Saying that you would be embarrassed if Akin wins is tantamount to saying you prefer Claire, and that would mean you are not a Republican/Conservative and/or not seeing the bigger picture.
That’s okay. The rest of us feel that way from every RINO you’ve helped.
By the way, I do thank you for that to the extent that its helped move more conservative perspectives, forward.
Don’t go over that limit. I may disagree with you, but I sure don’t want you in jail.
We can agree to disagree.
I realize what he said was really dumb, and particularly dumb considering the democrat talking point about the war on women, but what about that can't you forget at this point?
He stuck it out (fwiw, I thought he should have stepped aside for another conservative earlier), now he's the official candidate, he's conservative, and the alternative is an Obamunist leftist pretending she really isn't. What in the world are you thinking?
It is you who fails to see the bigger picture. Right now there are about 1/3 repubs, 1/3 dems and 1/3 ind. For the good of the US, we need to win over some ind and dem to our side. When the media puts Akin on TV (and you know he will be their favorite guest), we will lose people to the dems.
Kucinich and al sharpton costs his side votes every day.
Foley cost us dearly in 2006 even though he did not break any laws.
Akin as senator will cost us more than McCaskill as senator.
Wenzel Strategies is actually a pretty solid research firm.
I would agree 100% but this decision is for the voters of MO. If I had to guess I think that this poll has it correct.
Let’s hope Akin can win it. He might have some money coming his way this afternoon.
If I remember correctly Senator Tom Coburn of Nebraska was painted as an extreme right-wing, anti-abortion zealot that could NEVER function in the Senate. Lo and behold, he turns out to be one of the most honest and thoughtful Senators serving today.
Todd Akin will never vote to approve a SC Justice who is not Conservative and Pro-Life. McCaskill will vote for an ultra Liberal, Pro- Abortion Justice. What don’t you understand about that?
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 that you have so eloquently pointed out in your many posts.
Those who view Todd as a loser or stupid or a drag on Romney's campaign are the true losers on this site. Not only are they giving aid and comfort to the enemy by their negative comments about Todd, they are violating the basic rule of this site which Jim established as a true conservative site. The liberal site can be found at DU.
For those who just recently, on 10/4, pointed out that McCrackle was leading by 6 points and had little faith in Todd overcoming such a lead with little or no backing need to think again after, now, seeing him with almost a full 4 point lead.
Those who just plain don't kike Todd for various reasons. You don't have a clue what is about to happen to this country. We are facing the most evil administration in all history that if reelected and keeps control of the senate, will have the ability to turn this country into a full blown socialist and possibly communist republic. Do you really think that not voting for Todd and allowing the very possibility of letting the dems keep the senate is worth that? Even if Mitt wins, he needs the senate to defeat Obamacare and all the other evil legislation that Obama has sneaked through during the past 4 years.
For those who missed the first debate or just didn't care, we have another debate coming up on 10/18 between Todd and the evil witch. I truly believe Todd will win that one just like he won the first which will give him an even greater bump in the polls.
Faith and prayer are more powerful than empty and negative rhetoric. We are in a war against evil right now and we are in it to win. Keep the faith my FRiends.
Coburn of the McCain gangs is from OK.
Boy is that a stupid and inappropriate comment.
Akin does not pick the judges. And even if scotus overturns r v wade, it will revert back to the states where you need to win the hearts and minds of independent voters.
Akin will repell independent voters.
Furthermore, we will get 51 in the senate without Akin.<> Cobern is from OK.
Akin will serve your interests far more conservatively than you can yourself. GET a LIFE. I have had to endure RINOS that have been far more embarrassing than Akin will ever be.
Wenzel started his own firm after gaining experience with Zogby. He’s based in Columbus, OH and has established himself as a solid pollster in the state.
He does use a balanced dynamic party-affiliation weighting, that is 38/37/25 (D,R,U)
He insists that weightings must be balanced by the rise of the Tea Party, a reasonable notion that is the same as saying that 2008 was dramatically changed in 2010.
I hate polls. But since I live in Missouri, I can tell you there is no love for the commie liberal, fake moderate pretending Claire. So I am not surprised at this poll. She dumped Hillary before the primary in Missouri, 2008, and rolled out the commie red carpet for Obama. In the past two years she has spent a bank full of money trying to tell US she does not know this character Obama. This state, in spite of Claire's full throttle support of Obama, voted in majority for lord McCain and Sarah.
Sorry. Coburn from Oklahoma.
“Akin will repel Independent voters”
By “Independent Voters” do you mean the functional retards who can’t decide between a Conservative view and a Liberal view. By “Independent” do you mean like Arlen Sphincter? I loathe the mushy, spineless, so-called Independent and Moderate voters.
Besides if Todd Akin wins can you imagine the reaction of the left-wing media? Akin’s election is worth it just for that.
I'm glad Akin didn't cower under the attacks of King Turd Blossom and the GOP-e and held his ground.
Nothing wrong with the point he was trying to get across.
The dems and the overlords of the Republican party jumped all over him, both for the same reason.
He represents Conservatism.
The dems, the GOP and their main spewer of hate for Tea Party values--—Karl Rove---love to skewer conservatives and attempt to chase them out of politics.
Good for Todd Akin!
Sounds like the case to me, Beagle8U. Stayfree puts the republican party above ALL including the future of our children. What a shame.
“If Akin wins, for the first time in my life, I will be embarassed to be a republican.”
In that case, you did exactly the right thing with the political comparison to Michelle Obama.
What a great description.
Thanks for being the adult voice on this thread.
"80% of the RNC money comes from rinos like me. Any support of Akin will mean an 80% loss of money for the next 20 years.",you are not particularly conservative, which is why you don't get much agreement on this board.
Maybe we’re seeing more than just anti-Obama sentiment around the country. Perhaps it’s becoming another anti-Democrat election.
” The dems, the GOP and their main spewer of hate for Tea Party values—Karl Rove-—love to skewer conservatives and attempt to chase them out of politics.
Good for Todd Akin! “
B U M P
You should be embarrassed by Karl Rove for trying to decide MO’s vote.
He’s talking about abortionists, right? What’s the problem?
I hope that he does win. He said something stupid, but that said, he said it in an effort to try to stand up for the lives of unborn babies who happened to be conceived as a result of rape. They can’t help how they got here. They never asked to be conceived, and they didn’t choose the creeps that are unfortunately their “fathers”.
Weigh the evils carefully. Liberals will be in your house like termites. And any republican who can diminish Rove, and his effectiveness in the promotion of RINOs, is worth having on the ticket.
Bravo! Encore! You truly are a understanding champion of justice!!!
Don't anybody overlook reply #25 above!!!
I'm aware of the famous comment which caused Akin all the trouble, but WTF are you referring to about Akin being in your house? Was Akin's comment so severe as to justify settling for a commie crook? I think not.
You sure seem like a troll on this issue. I don't think anybody in their right mind (at least on this site) could want McCaskill to be re-elected. Those who supported Akin's withdrawal did so because they feared he would lose. Now that Akin is ahead, I would presume that most of those people are happy that he's winning.
Please elaborate as to the reasoning behind your bizarre endorsement of a communist...
Is akin worse than mccaskill? Nope. She’s the worst of the worst. I have no idea what this quote is from, and frankly don’t care. He’s been a good congressman with a good record, and he was good enough a few months ago to win in a pretty competitive primary field. He won. Lets go win the Senate.
You won't be as embarrassed as actual Republicans are to have abortion sympathizers and apologists in the GOP.
Did you know that Akin's claim that raped women have a naturally contraceptive reaction to rape apparently originated with Planned Barrenhood's own Alan Guttmacher Institute in about 1970???
You could always join Moochelle and Obozo as a Demonrat. They will NEVER embarrass you by expressing pro-life views.
Look DF, Akin will vote to REPEAL OBAMACARE, are you going to be embarrassed about that?
Ok, so you want Obamacare, higher taxes and no recovery, Correct???
I’ve put more money into Atkins campaign that any other senate race.