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Missouri Senate: McCaskill (D) 49%, Akin (R) 43%
Rasmussen Reports ^ | Wednesday, September 12, 2012 | Scott Rasmussen

Posted on 09/12/2012 9:18:54 AM PDT by WILLIALAL

The fallout appears to linger in the Missouri Senate race, with incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill still holding a six-point lead over Republican challenger Todd Akin. But the race is tightening.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; mo2012; senateracecloser
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Getting closer, but lack of money may prevent him from getting closer.
1 posted on 09/12/2012 9:19:00 AM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: WILLIALAL

Closer than Walker was in the recall. He will win.

Pray for America


2 posted on 09/12/2012 9:21:53 AM PDT by bray (If you vote for a communist what does that make you?)
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To: WILLIALAL

Todd Akin will soon join Joe Miller, Doug Hoffman, Sharron Angle, Christine O’Donell, Ken Buck, JD Hayworth et all.

All very good conservatives, just lousy candidates. Like Ronald Reagan said “I will support the most conservative WHO CAN WIN”.

Losing election makes you totally irrelevant and powerless. It only helps the liberals to gain ground. But many refuse to learn this very simple lesson, repeated again and again.


3 posted on 09/12/2012 9:27:09 AM PDT by entropy12
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To: WILLIALAL
Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate in the contest, and another four percent (4%) are undecided.

The 4% who prefer some other candidate are Republicans still hoping that he will resign and their candidate of choice appointed. This number was 9% in the last poll. It will be 0% in the next one after Sept 25.

In truth this poll is 49% to 47% and will be determined by the 4% Undecideds.

4 posted on 09/12/2012 9:28:42 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

“In truth this poll is 49% to 47% and will be determined by the 4% Undecideds.”

Hope it turns out that way, though my concern is the lack of money to run negative ads against McCaskill.
If he pulls this off, it will be an indication that Romney will be headed for a landslide.


5 posted on 09/12/2012 9:32:10 AM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: entropy12
All very good conservatives, just lousy candidates. Like Ronald Reagan said “I will support the most conservative WHO CAN WIN”.

Yup. Entirely correct.

Akin remains in the race because of his own ego. If he really cared about the pro-life cause he would have stepped aside. There are plenty of pro-life conservatives who could have stepped in and won this seat. Because of Akin's selfishness and the support of some of his deluded followers, Claire McCaskill will retain the seat for the Democrats. Sad, very sad.

6 posted on 09/12/2012 9:32:13 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: WILLIALAL

The change in McCaskill’s margin in the last two polls is less than the margin of error in the poll itself.


7 posted on 09/12/2012 9:32:13 AM PDT by Strategerist
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To: WILLIALAL

And this guy was the best R in Mo?? really?? I have read a few things this dufus said.. how did he win the nomination??


8 posted on 09/12/2012 9:33:45 AM PDT by wyowolf
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To: entropy12
Joe Miller, Doug Hoffman, Sharron Angle, Christine O’Donell, Ken Buck, JD Hayworth et all.

How many of those had to fight the Democrat candidate as well as their own party and party elites at the same time???

9 posted on 09/12/2012 9:34:13 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Strategerist

“The change in McCaskill’s margin in the last two polls is less than the margin of error in the poll itself.”

The only saving grace, is the fact that McCaskill is so disliked in Mo.
My big concern, is his lack of money.
whether or not he should step down, that is Akin’s call and he will have to assume the responsibility for his loss if he stays in.


10 posted on 09/12/2012 9:35:06 AM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: wyowolf
how did he win the nomination??

Three-way race and McCaskill supported him with advertising, because she wisely perceived he'd be the easiest for her to beat.

11 posted on 09/12/2012 9:35:36 AM PDT by Strategerist
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To: WILLIALAL

Has Rasmussen posted the internals of this poll yet???


12 posted on 09/12/2012 9:36:01 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: bray

????????? Walker was never 6 points behind in his recall with 55 days left. That said I wanted Akin out but he should be fully supported now. I think he can pull of a narrow victory.


13 posted on 09/12/2012 9:37:16 AM PDT by Bobloblaw2012
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To: wyowolf

” how did he win the nomination??”

There was a 3 way primary race which split the vote. There is evidence that McCaskill encouraged Dems to vote for Akin and ran ads featuring Akin as being too conservative for Mo, which had the effect of causing conservatives to vote for Akin.


14 posted on 09/12/2012 9:37:44 AM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: bray

Looks like a whole new bunch of “moderate” concern trolls have come running to voice their concerns.

Moderates are nothing but lying, manipulative, bottom feeding, scum.


15 posted on 09/12/2012 9:37:58 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Uncle Chip

“Has Rasmussen posted the internals of this poll yet???”

He only releases that to people who subscribe.


16 posted on 09/12/2012 9:39:05 AM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: bray

“Closer than Walker was in the recall. He will win.”

Bump.

“Pray for America”

Bump.


17 posted on 09/12/2012 9:40:04 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: wyowolf

“And this guy was the best R in Mo?? really?? I have read a few things this dufus said.. how did he win the nomination??”

Jedi Mind Control.

“I am Pro-Life....Pro-Life”


18 posted on 09/12/2012 9:43:26 AM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: bray

Nope, Walker was even to ahead.

This is really bad news with McCaskill close enough to the magic 50% to win.
Ras favors GOP candidates more than other pollsters, if he is down 6 points here, almost a month after the foot in mouth statement, he’ll do worse in the next PPP poll. he’s close to toast.


19 posted on 09/12/2012 9:44:00 AM PDT by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole America’s promise!)
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To: arrogantsob

ok, I am assuming, maybe incorrectly, that all the R candidates were Pro Life?? why pick the dumbest one??


20 posted on 09/12/2012 9:44:40 AM PDT by wyowolf
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To: WILLIALAL

No money, no class, no chance.


21 posted on 09/12/2012 9:46:06 AM PDT by Blackirish
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To: wyowolf

Todd Akin would be leading if Karl Rove and the establishment Republicans had simply acknowledged he could have sued better wording and then continued to support him. Instead they cut all support and spent two weeks attacking Akin, the candidate the people of Missouri just selected by primary vote. Todd Akin has not said as many stupid and harmful things to the conservative cause as Mitt Romney. He is not being asked to sep aside. So, those still attacking him get over it and support Akin. Same thing I am being told about supporting the liberal, timid Romney, who keeps insisting Obama is a nice person.


22 posted on 09/12/2012 9:47:43 AM PDT by Yasmar
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To: wyowolf
how did he win the nomination??

A big assist from McCaskill and the Dems.

23 posted on 09/12/2012 9:48:17 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: entropy12
Like Ronald Reagan said “I will support the most conservative WHO CAN WIN”.

So if we have a Marxist republican running we should support them if they poll higher than a conservative? Oh wait, we are already doing that.

24 posted on 09/12/2012 9:49:31 AM PDT by itsahoot (I'll write in Palin in 2012. That is 1 vote for Palin, 0 votes for Romney and Zer0 votes for Obama.)
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To: wyowolf
Akin got overwhelming support from the McCaskill flying monkey voting block.
25 posted on 09/12/2012 9:50:13 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: WOSG
Ras favors GOP candidates more than other pollsters,

If he did that then his polls would not be accurate or objective or believable. So then why should we trust them???

26 posted on 09/12/2012 9:51:26 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Yasmar
Todd Akin would be leading if Karl Rove and the establishment Republicans had simply acknowledged he could have sued better wording and then continued to support him.

One of the funniest things I've ever seen is that both rabid Lefists and brain-addled "Conservatives" attribute to Karl Rove awesome powers of mind control over millions of people.

There actually aren't that many people who know who he is, much less those whose every political belief hinges on his every word.

This is almost as stupid as blaming Karl Rove for Christine O'Donnell getting annihilated in the Delaware Senate race. Grow up.

27 posted on 09/12/2012 9:52:53 AM PDT by Strategerist
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To: wyowolf

The others were incapable of Jedi Mind Control.

From what I understand the Tea Party did not support Akin, either.


28 posted on 09/12/2012 9:53:20 AM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: wyowolf

He’s one of the best Conservatives ever elected to Congress from MO. He certainly deserves a helluva lot more respect than the peanut gallery shows him.


29 posted on 09/12/2012 9:54:13 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: arrogantsob
From what I understand the Tea Party did not support Akin, either.

How would you or anybody know that since there are so many Tea Party groups and they have no real spokesperson.

BTW Akin organized the Tea Party Caucus in Congress.

30 posted on 09/12/2012 9:56:05 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: itsahoot

The GOP sure doesn’t have any problem supporting pro abortion Scott Brown. (Who didn’t waste any time rushing out to trash Akin)

Instead they’ll say that you have no other choice or the democrat will win.

Bunch of hypocrites.


31 posted on 09/12/2012 9:56:20 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Uncle Chip

Well a couple of them did not end up getting nominated - Hoffman though was short changed by the NY party elites as a primary did not decide the nominee and they picked some ultra liberal “Republican” even more liberal than the Dem nominee. Joe Miller - without the NRSC expenditures he wouldn’t have had any campaign at all, Sharron Angle refused NRSC coordination / training though they did spend money independently on her behalf, she raised a great deal of her own money, and Rove’s groups spent a lot of money there - O’Donnell was snubbed but she raised so much money (over $10 million) she did not need party support (but ran horrificly poorly produced ads that looked like they were made with a home movie camera and put together on Windows Movie Maker...leading off with the “I’m not a witch” ad which pretty much ended her campaign right away - no excuse for this as she had the money to hire the best media companies in the business and she did not), Buck got extensive support from the NRSC and Rove’s groups with their own expenditures on his behalf in CO in that race.


32 posted on 09/12/2012 9:57:22 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: WILLIALAL

sorry, i think he should withdraw. i defended him at first but now i think he should go.

we can get another good conservative in there and boot mccaskill.


33 posted on 09/12/2012 9:59:03 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Uncle Chip

“How would you or anybody know that since there are so many Tea Party groups and they have no real spokesperson.”

I only know what has been alleged here. However, you put your finger on the problem I have been pointing out for some time. Just WHO are real Tea Party spokesmen, leaders?

After the bogus group in NY managed to defeat the Republican running for the House by endorsing a Turd Party candidate (an “ex” Democrat) this issue became major.

That Akin formed the Tea Party Caucus in the House is very bad news for the GOP, Tea Party and the nation. Talk about giving the enemy ammunition.


34 posted on 09/12/2012 10:01:52 AM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: Strategerist
There actually aren't that many people who know who he is, much less those whose every political belief hinges on his every word.

And there are less now since he has disappeared from Fox News Sunday since issuing his murder joke about Akin. Perhaps his absence from there will make his heart grow fonder for the conservatives that he hates.

35 posted on 09/12/2012 10:03:00 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: entropy12

Actually, each one of those you listed could/can win. there’s absolutely no reason why they can’t, other than being cut off at the knees by the GOP-E.

Todd Akin - if he had even the typical funding support that the GOP gives to its candidates at this level (i.e. I’m not talking about “special handouts” here), this race would be in the bag.

Joe Miller - could have easily won if Alaska had a “sore loser” law. Unfortunately, the GOP-E largely supported Murkowski behind the scenes when she ran as an independent after losing to Miller in the primary, splitting the vote. If she had not run, we’d be talking about Senator Miller (R-AK) today.

Doug Hoffman - This is the guy who almost took the election away from Dede Scozzafava, and would have, if the she’d have done the right thing and dropped out when she was down to 5% support, and when she finally did, ended up ACTIVELY supporting the Democrat, with the connivance of the GOP-E in that district. Hard to see how he was a reject loser who never could possibly win.

Sharron Angle - could have won as well, if she’d have had more party support.

Ken Buck - could have won, if he’d have had more party support.

J.D. Hayworth - Not really his fault he got redistricted. Also not his fault that he had to try to unseat McCain who, despite being hated by everybody, also brings home the pork to the seniors in his state.

Christine O’Donnell - about the only one on your list who really didn’t have a shot of winning, and that was as much because she was a conservative dunning in *Delaware* as it was due to her being loopy.

In each case, however, the fault for their losses lies largely with the GOP establishment who refused to support them because they were conservatives.


36 posted on 09/12/2012 10:04:25 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (Remember - Allah is an ancient Arabian moon god, and Muhammed was a pedo)
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To: itsahoot

How drunk do you have to get to believe Romney is a “Marxist”? Not that I believe you know what that is but still.


37 posted on 09/12/2012 10:05:05 AM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: cripplecreek

It’s simply impossible for a genuine Pro-Life candidate to win statewide office in Massachusetts, and always will be.


38 posted on 09/12/2012 10:05:15 AM PDT by Strategerist
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To: itsahoot

In your world, Romney/Ryan are Marxists? Please pass the Hukkah!

And in your world it then follows that Obama/Biden are not so Marxists as Romney/Ryan? WOW!


39 posted on 09/12/2012 10:05:30 AM PDT by entropy12
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To: Longbow1969

Guess what? If we’re stuck with Romney, and we just have to “lump it,” then you’re stuck with Akin, so you just have to “lump it” as well.

So shut up and start supporting the candidate. Not voting for Akin is a vote for McCaskill.


40 posted on 09/12/2012 10:07:26 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (Remember - Allah is an ancient Arabian moon god, and Muhammed was a pedo)
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To: Uncle Chip

That is because Akin made more stupid statements than all others in my list including “I am not a witch” statement. He deserves the wrath of all thinking republicans.


41 posted on 09/12/2012 10:07:33 AM PDT by entropy12
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To: Republican Wildcat
A big assist from McCaskill and the Dems.

And had his legs kicked out from under him by the establishment Republican party and 80% of the people posting on Free Republic. Abandoned by Republicans and Freepers who pee in their pants when the media say's Boo! Doing so, running away from a solid conservative with a twelve year record of voting conservative.

42 posted on 09/12/2012 10:08:34 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Strategerist

It is hilarious to see the comments here about Rove. They are virtually identical to those at DU.

Of course, Rove has almost no influence within the GOP today
and certainly is not the reason Romney is the candidate.


43 posted on 09/12/2012 10:08:38 AM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: wyowolf

In some ways, yes, he was the most solid and experienced conservative. He even voted against the Part D Medicare crap of Bush and Company.

Is he bluntly spoken, yes to his disadvantage, but if you looked and the overall record, characterisics and other issues of the three conservatives that ran in the primary he might very well have the most FR type record.

Is he stupidly rigid and poorly spoken. The answer to that is also yes.


44 posted on 09/12/2012 10:10:19 AM PDT by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years.)
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To: Strategerist

If you can accept one dead body, you’ll accept a lot more.


45 posted on 09/12/2012 10:10:27 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Republican Wildcat

What is your opinion on post #36???


46 posted on 09/12/2012 10:11:19 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip
If he did that then his polls would not be accurate or objective or believable. So then why should we trust them???

Are you saying that other polls (ie CNN, PPP, WashPost, etc) are to be assumed correct? If that's the case, you should be making millions in comedy and not wasting your time posting on FR.

47 posted on 09/12/2012 10:11:57 AM PDT by SarahPalin2012
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To: entropy12

and your opinion of post #36 is????


48 posted on 09/12/2012 10:13:15 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Tex-Con-Man

So people are supporting someone who GOT support from their main adversary?? Ok now that makes perfect sense... sarc.


49 posted on 09/12/2012 10:13:48 AM PDT by wyowolf
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To: Yashcheritsiy

Hayworth had no chance to defeat McCain, GOP “establishment” or not. Nor did it have anything to do with him being re-districted.

If your explanations of the other races is as incorrect they can be ignored.


50 posted on 09/12/2012 10:14:29 AM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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