Claire McCaskill once seemed like a Democrat senatorial powerhouse — but that was before Missouri turned on the far-left big spending policies she rubber-stamped for President Obama. Her allegiance to Obama over her constituents has come at a hefty price: McCaskill is trailing Akin in the latest polls.
|RCP Average||5/24 – 8/12||—||48.0||43.0||Akin +5.0|
|SurveyUSA*||8/9 – 8/12||585 LV||51||40||Akin +11|
|Rasmussen Reports||7/30 – 7/30||500 LV||47||44||Akin +3|
|Post-Dispatch/Mason-Dixon||7/23 – 7/25||625 LV||49||44||Akin +5|
|PPP (D)||5/24 – 5/27||602 RV||45||44||Akin +1|
It’s one of the most important races in the country this cycle and will prove a brutal one, with Akin upping the energy and force in recent ads detailing the incumbent’s failures.
As evidenced by the recent numbers, McCaskill didn’t win any hearts when she recently suggested that Missouri voters were “dangerous” and “outside of mainstream” with their support of candidates who proposed limited government policies.