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    McCaskill up 10 pts in non-troll poll

    McCaskill up 10 pts in non-troll poll

    PPP’s flash poll the night before Todd Akin’s initial deadline to withdraw showed Akin still ahead by a point.  I called it a troll poll which would encourage Akin not to withdraw.

    And so it did, Akin cited the poll in interviews justifying his decision not to withdraw, even as others pointed out an absurd over sampling of Republicans in the poll.

    Via Ace, Rasmussen is about to release a poll showing Akin down by 10 points.

    More details to follow.

    Update:  The headline is up at Rasmussen

     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.

    The questions and break down are here, and show that McCaskill remains unpopular and that people paid very close attention to Akin’s comments.

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    huskers-for-palin | August 23, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Todd Akin is the first person in history to commit political seppuku with a spork.

    Goodness, the anti-intellectual MOB won’t be satisfied until THAT man has head thrusted into a spike!


       
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      NC Mountain Girl in reply to syn. | August 23, 2012 at 4:59 pm

      Silly me! Here I always thought it was a good thing to ruthlessly cull a political party of both idiots an reprobates. If that is being anti-intellectual than what ae we supposed to call the Democrats? After all, they regularly make a habit of protecting reprobates and promoting idiots into leadership positions.

        1. You’ve been leaving some great comments, Mountain Girl.

        2. I sense a narrative taking shape among Real Conservatives™:

        a. If Akin somehow wins, it’s because of God’s will. Give praise!
        b. If he loses, it’s because of betrayal by spineless Judas RINOs like…Limbaugh, Coulter, and Palin.

        3. I suggest a compromise: we all give credit to Akin for his tenacity; Akin drops out of the Senate race to focus on his Presidential aspirations for 2016.

        (We don’t doubt, do we, that Akin thinks he should be President?)


     
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    CalMark | August 23, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    Our clan of Akin supporters are writing screeds dozens, in some cases, HUNDREDS, of words long. These screeds are shrill, strident, and full of inflammatory language.

    Some old pieces of wisdom, Akinoids:
    1) Invective and insults mean you know you’re wrong, but can’t admit it. (Just like your hero!)
    2) If you’ve got to work really, really hard to justify your position, you’re probably wrong.
    By both measures, you’re DEFINITELY wrong.

    P.S. I’m beginning to think most of the Akinites here are trolls.


     
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    G Joubert | August 23, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Rasmussen is about to release a poll showing Akin down by 10 points.

    McCaskill? No sweat standing alone, but yeppers, 5 straight days of getting slammed and slimed by your fellow Rs on a 24-7-365 basis DOES tend to take its toll. Live with it.


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