Things aren't looking too good for Todd Akin right now. But maybe that's the point. Remember how quickly the dam broke around Jack Ryan in 2004, and how that quick action demanding he step down turned to the Alan Keyes disaster and the election of Barack Obama? Is Missouri in 2012 what Illinois was in 2006? Different or the same Should Akin ride it out? Rasmussen says today - a few days after the headlines made this a crisis - Akin is down by 10 points.
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. (To see survey question wording, click here.)