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Todd Akin draws closer to Claire McCaskill in Missouri Senate poll (McCaskill Only +2)
STL Today ^ | October 29, 2012 4:30 pm | Kevin McDermott

Posted on 11/04/2012 9:54:03 AM PST by Red Steel

ST. LOUIS • Congressman Todd Akin has dramatically narrowed the lead of Sen. Claire McCaskill in Missouri’s nationally watched Senate race, according to a new poll.

But the poll — commissioned by the Post-Dispatch, News 4 and the Kansas City Star — also indicates that Akin’s “legitimate rape” comment in August continues to affect the race. McCaskill still enjoys a significant gender gap, and three-quarters of her supporters call Akin’s comment “somewhat” or “very” important to their decision.

The results show McCaskill leading with 45 percentage points to Akin’s 43 points among likely voters. That’s within the poll’s 4-point margin for error, indicating a closer race than two earlier independent polls that showed McCaskill with wider leads.

Brad Coker, of Mason-Dixon Polling & Research, Inc., of Washington, D.C., said the battle over economic issues between President Barack Obama and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney could have helped tighten Missouri’s Senate race.

(Excerpt) Read more at stltoday.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Mississippi; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: akin; kansascitystar; masondixonpolling; missouri; poll; poll2012

1 posted on 11/04/2012 9:54:03 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

She is only at 45% not good


2 posted on 11/04/2012 10:07:32 AM PST by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: Red Steel

The trouble with shooting yourself in the foot, it tends to reduce your reaction times and ability to effectively counter the additional charges that are laid out against you. No question, Claire McCaskill is one of the least effective Senators, in terms of what she accomplishes for the people of Missouri, than most anyboby who has ever held that office, and she acts only at the bidding of a cartel that actively supports and enables the sovietization of America.

Said before and say it again, you can’t beat the incumbent with somebody who stumbles early in the game, and cannot regain momentum. And stirring up gender fears is a BIG stumble.

No matter how bad the incumbent may be.

But what the heck, maybe the people of Misouri will look deep in their souls, and ask themselves, honestly, which is the greater evil, and are they prepared to support the lesser evil?


3 posted on 11/04/2012 10:10:40 AM PST by alloysteel ("If you are going to follow the road less traveled, at least consult your GPS first.".)
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To: Red Steel; katiedidit1; Jonah Vark; Evil Slayer

Let’s hope that the Missouri electorate realizes what is at stake in this race and don’t fall for Clarabelle’s baloney ads which are bombarding the airwaves.


4 posted on 11/04/2012 10:15:41 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Red Steel; xzins

I suspect that the polls are skewed and that people who would otherwise vote for Akin might be reticent to tell a pollster their true intentions.

I’m going out on a limb. Akin 52/48.

Romney will carry the state 54/46.

The difference is in the 2% who actually give a damn about Akin’s early statement.

The big difference is the number of people who will crawl across a mile of broken glass to vote out Obama.


5 posted on 11/04/2012 10:28:48 AM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: P-Marlowe

Crawl across broken glass and under barbed wire while 50 cal rounds sizzle overhead is where I am


6 posted on 11/04/2012 10:37:48 AM PST by South Dakota (shut up and drill)
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To: P-Marlowe

I’m with you. WMR leads in the state in polls by 10-14% More than enough to carry Aiken over the line.

In addition, with a lead like that in MO I don’t see how WMR loses this election.


7 posted on 11/04/2012 10:38:48 AM PST by ReaganÜberAlles
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To: scooby321

Doesn’t this mean that Akin will win 53-45?


8 posted on 11/04/2012 10:39:20 AM PST by GilGil
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To: Red Steel

Any incumbent polling under 50% is in trouble.


9 posted on 11/04/2012 10:39:30 AM PST by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Uncle Chip

If Todd can’t win on his own, I truely believe he will win on Mitt’s long coattails.


10 posted on 11/04/2012 10:39:30 AM PST by Evil Slayer ((Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....))
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To: Red Steel

A Leftist’s dead heat is another man’s overwhelming win!


11 posted on 11/04/2012 10:41:30 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Red Steel

Let’s hope Mitt has long coattails.


12 posted on 11/04/2012 10:44:52 AM PST by ncfool (OMG 2012)
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To: South Dakota

Me too. I voted early, but wish I had not so I could go stand in line again. It was a wonderful pleasure voting against Barack Obama and for Mitt Romney.


13 posted on 11/04/2012 10:45:10 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (christian.bahits.com)
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To: Uncle Chip

Everytime I go to bing to search for Todd Akin..a slew of anti Akin sites pop up. McCaskill has bought search tools?


14 posted on 11/04/2012 10:46:29 AM PST by katiedidit1
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To: Red Steel

I just tried to add the word ‘Missouri’ as a topic and/or keyword, but it won’t let me. (you have Mississippi listed)

As a person who lives in Central Missouri (rural area), I can say that Akin signs outnumber McCaskill by 10:1.

Also, in my whole town I have only seen two Obama signs so far, one hanging on the window of the Democratic HQ. There are many more R/R signs, including the one I placed right outside my office which is on a busy street.


15 posted on 11/04/2012 10:49:49 AM PST by CaraM (Faithless is he who quits when the road darkens.)
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To: CaraM
I just tried to add the word ‘Missouri’ as a topic and/or keyword, but it won’t let me. (you have Mississippi listed)

Thanks now done. "MO" works.

16 posted on 11/04/2012 11:02:46 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Akin should have said he was possessed by Biden demons momentarily.


17 posted on 11/04/2012 11:20:07 AM PST by sodpoodle (Life is prickly - carry tweezers.)
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To: Uncle Chip

Kevin McDermott, the “journalist” who wrote the Post Dispatch article is reporting old news. That poll was taken Oct 23 - 25, before Akin’s campaign acquired $800,000 PAC money. I’d like to see a more recent poll because I believe Akin’s moving up.

I’ve been making calls, reminding voters to vote Tuesday for Romney and Akin. One fellow said he was voting for Romney but not Akin. Said he didn’t agree with Akin on some things. I said, “Sorry to hear that, because we really need to win the Senate and take our country back. Then you’re voting for McCaskill?” “Well, uh no”, he said, “I guess I’ll be voting for Akin.”

BTW This by radio talk show host, Dana Loesch.........
“McDermott is the resident McCaskill Defender at the St. Louis Post Dispatch and while he’s written what amounts to around a frillion headlines on Todd Akin, he’s not written so much as one column inch on the McCaskill scandals — except to try to spin her out of the sexual harassment suit his publication has worked to hide from voters”.

http://danaloeschradio.com/sexual-harassment-doesnt-matter-if-youre-a-democrat/

There has been talk of protesting outside the Post Dispatch because of its biased coverage of the Akin/McCaskill election. Some are urging subscribers to cancel their subscriptions, which would seriously damage their already diminishing circulation.


18 posted on 11/04/2012 11:38:35 AM PST by Jonah Vark (Any 5th grader knows that the Constitution declares the separation of powers.)
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To: P-Marlowe
Romney will carry the state 54/46.

I was at a call center this past thursday night. They told me there that internal polling had Romney plus 15%.

19 posted on 11/04/2012 11:58:06 AM PST by painter (Obamahood,"Steal from the working people and give to the worthless.")
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To: P-Marlowe

I’d crawl alot farther...seriously.

2 votes for Mitt and Todd Akin right here...me and the Mr...we’ll be at the door when the polls open.

I’d pondered sitting outside the polling place blasting Hank William’s Jr song, “We Don’t Apologize For America,” for an hour before I went in, and beeping my horn after the part where he tells Obama to go back to Chicago.

But, I am just gonna vote instead.


20 posted on 11/04/2012 12:14:12 PM PST by baileybat
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To: Jonah Vark

We live in SW MO and 3-4 years ago we quit taking the Springfield-News Leader. You know life went on unchanged and we haven’t missed that ratty liberal rag. The Post Dispatch is another ratty liberal gem. You know we will never be able to get decent unbiased journalism until all these liberal rags are tossed. The only way to have that happen is to quit buying the newspapers. You can get the cartoons on the computer along with any other newspaper you want. You don’t need a hard copy. For what reason? These liberal newspapers aren’t even good for the bird cage.


21 posted on 11/04/2012 2:00:09 PM PST by Maryhere ("HE comes to rule the earth")
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To: CaraM; Red Steel

I wondered why this showed up in the MS list. I have non-freepin kin in Springfield so I forwarded it to them
Thanks


22 posted on 11/04/2012 7:45:57 PM PST by WKB ( Remember "Bush Lied and People Died" Now it's "People died and Obama Lied")
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To: Maryhere

Funny up here in KC I stopped taking the Kansas City RED STAR paper in 2008. or was it the Kansas City FALLING STAR paper.


23 posted on 11/04/2012 8:38:12 PM PST by ncfool (OMG 2012)
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To: P-Marlowe

Missouri could be decided by Romney’s coattails. A state that befuddles me is Indiana which is strongly Romney, but in the Senate the Democrat leads by 3.

Rasmussen’s state numbers in Missouri are way out of date. He has Ohio senate tied, but the Republican was hurt by a generally republican paper, the Cincy Enquirer, coming out against him because “he isn’t ready.” It’s true that he’s young, but Sherrod Brown is the most reliable liberal vote in the Senate.

Romney will have to work with a democratic Senate. Depending on your view of Romney that is thought-provoking.


24 posted on 11/04/2012 10:33:14 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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