Skip to comments.Missouri Senate: McCaskill (D) 49%, Akin (R) 43%
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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Closer than Walker was in the recall. He will win.
Pray for America
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.
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.
“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.
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.
The change in McCaskill’s margin in the last two polls is less than the margin of error in the poll itself.
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??
How many of those had to fight the Democrat candidate as well as their own party and party elites at the same time???
“The change in McCaskills 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.
Three-way race and McCaskill supported him with advertising, because she wisely perceived he'd be the easiest for her to beat.
Has Rasmussen posted the internals of this poll yet???
????????? 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.
” 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.
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.
“Has Rasmussen posted the internals of this poll yet???”
He only releases that to people who subscribe.
“Closer than Walker was in the recall. He will win.”
“Pray for America”
“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”
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.
ok, I am assuming, maybe incorrectly, that all the R candidates were Pro Life?? why pick the dumbest one??
No money, no class, no chance.
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.
A big assist from McCaskill and the Dems.
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.
If he did that then his polls would not be accurate or objective or believable. So then why should we trust them???
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.
The others were incapable of Jedi Mind Control.
From what I understand the Tea Party did not support Akin, either.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
How drunk do you have to get to believe Romney is a “Marxist”? Not that I believe you know what that is but still.
It’s simply impossible for a genuine Pro-Life candidate to win statewide office in Massachusetts, and always will be.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you can accept one dead body, you’ll accept a lot more.
What is your opinion on post #36???
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.
and your opinion of post #36 is????
So people are supporting someone who GOT support from their main adversary?? Ok now that makes perfect sense... sarc.
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.