Chilling new poll: Akin could beat McCaskill
The Kansas City Star
The poll in today’s Kansas City Star on the U.S. Senate race contains chilling -and stunning - news: Todd Akin could defeat Claire McCaskill.
Here’s the more stunning part, especially if you are one of those - like me - who can’t believe someone as unqualified as Akin to be a U.S. senator is so close to victory this near to the election:
McCaskill is spending millions of dollars to portray - accurately - Akin as an extremist on many issues. Her ads are pounding him on his views about “legitimate rape” and many other matters.
Akin, by contrast, doesn’t have that much money to spend.
The top Republican leaders have more or less abandoned his race.
In other words, McCaskill ought to be crushing Akin in the polls (as she has been in some internal ones done for the incumbent).
Yet it’s still a neck-and-neck race, at least according to the poll in The Star.
That’s a frightening prospect for the people of Missouri. And it offers renewed reasons for McCaskill and her supporters to be working extra hard in the last days of the campaign to win.