Self-immolation watch: Akin sinks 10 points after Magical Uterus mess; Update: Akin camp: That we’re down by only 10 just proves how weak McCaskill is
Words have consequences. GOP Rep. Todd Akin can blame the “liberal media” and “party bosses” all he wants, but responsibility for the verbal mess that he built lies with him and his tongue alone.
What a difference one TV interview can make. Embattled Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill has now jumped to a 10-point lead over her Republican challenger, Congressman Todd Akin, in Missouri’s U.S. Senate race. Most Missouri Republicans want Akin to quit the race while most Missouri Democrats want him to stay.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the Show Me State finds McCaskill earning 48% support to Akin’s 38%. Nine percent (9%) like some other candidate in the race, and five percent (5%) are undecided.
Last month all three Republican challengers earned 50% or more support against Claire McCaskill. That means Todd Akin has dropped at least 12 points in one month.
Ace reported earlier – Rasmussen will be releasing a poll this morning showing Akin costing us dearly in Missouri: McCaskill 48% Akin 38%.
54% of Missourians asked say Akin should drop out of race.
He’s on fire…and not in a good way.
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St. Louis, MO: The following statement was released by Perry Akin, Campaign Manager for Todd Akin for Senate, in response to the Rasmussen poll released this morning:
“The fact that Claire McCaskill is only polling at 48% after 72 hours of constant negative attacks on Todd Akin shows just how weak she is. If she can’t break fifty percent after a week like this, Democrats should ask Claire to step down. Todd is in this race to win; we will close this gap and win in November with the support of the grassroots in Missouri and across America.”
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