Recent Poll Shows McCaskill up 10 points on Akin

Allison Blood, KMOX News

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) – But it doesn’t look like the McCaskill campaign in buying it.

In a tweet at about noon on Thursday, Senator Claire McCaskill cited an article painting Rasmussen, the author of the poll, and Karl Rove as buddies.

“If anyone believes that, I just turned 29. Sneaky stuff,” she wrote.

claire tweet 1 Recent Poll Shows McCaskill up 10 points on AkinMcCaskill began the week saying she has sympathy for Akin, who she says was being bullied into leaving his seat. Since then she’s remained tight-lipped about his decision to stay in the race.

Other polls, like Todd Akin’s internal polling and PPP’s most recent, show Akin and McCaskill still effectually tied.

Challenger Todd Akin’s campaign is taking a different stance. His son and campaign manager seems to think McCaskill should be up by more, according to a statement.

“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,” Perry Akin writes.

The site boasts that he’s raised $100,000 since the gaffe, showing he has grassroots support.

The page states: “Thank you! Party bosses have been clear: they want nothing to do with our effort to unseat liberal Claire McCaskill.”

Last night, one major supporter, St. Louis-based Emerson Electric, pulled the plug on their sponsorship. Many are wondering if Akin’s nickel and dime strategy will be enough to keep him in the race.


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