Poll: Akin surging behind McCaskill
The Kansas City Star
The new Rasmussen Reports poll shows Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill losing big chunks of ground to Republican Todd Akin in their U.S. Senate race in Missouri.
This week, it’s McCaskill 49 percent to Akin’s 43 percent.
But late last month, Rasmussen showed McCaskill with a 48 percent to 38 percent lead over Akin.
McCaskill’s support has stayed firm and even gone up a tick, but Akin’s support has surged by 5 percentage points.
As polls go, of course, this one is significant because it’s by the same source that made McCaskill “laugh out loud” when it showed she had a 10 percentage point lead in August.
Now that the lead is down to 6 percentage points, perhaps McCaskill isn’t laughing as much.