Poll: McCaskill Up 10 After Akin Debacle
We have the first polling data out from Missouri, and it’s a Rasmussen poll, and it isn’t good. Claire McCaskill is up by at the present points over Todd Akin in Missouri, 48% to 38%. This is how Rasmussen writes it up: “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 US 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.”
So, let’s go to the audio sound bites on this. The Democrats have made a Todd Akin ad. Oh, by the way, there were 14 polls released yesterday regarding the presidential race and a couple other things. The media’s concerned. The swing states, it’s tightening up out there, noticeably so, and that means it’s tightening up even more than the polling data indicates.