New poll: McCaskill surges to lead over Akin
The Kansas City Star
Hope Claire McCaskill and her supporters won’t complain about this news out Wednesday.
She has stretched her lead over Todd Akin to 6 percentage points in the latest Public Policy Polling release on the U.S. Senate race in Missouri.
That’s up from a bare 1 percentage point lead in August from the PPP, Democratic-leaning pollsters.
McCaskill’s supporters haven’t liked some of the past poll results. When they were too far ahead, they decried the news. That was back when Democrats wanted Akin to think he had a real chance to win and would stay in the race.
When the polls showed Akin actually had a chance to win, though, some McCaskill backers have complained about that being pointed out, too.
The actual PPP numbers are 46 to 40 over Akin. Libertarian Jonathan Dine actually gets 9 percent, although some of that support could disappear in the final weeks.
Akin could gain if more Missourians who say they want a Republican-controlled Senate come out to vote on Nov. 6.
Or, McCaskill could pull away the more Akin spouts his extremist views on many subjects, and as McCaskill pounds away in new TV ads at him.