Todd Akin: The ‘Loser’ Who is Winning

Monday, October 15th, 2012 and is filed under Elections, News

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We predicted it from the first day of the Todd Akin gaffe scandal.  One gaffe from a man who served his district honorably for many years would not sink his campaign, especially against an unelectable sitting senator.  Well, despite the complete humiliation of Akin from his own party….Akin is head, according to the latest poll:

Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) leads Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) in his bid for the Senate by a slim margin, according to a new poll.

Wenzel Strategies, a Republican leaning pollster, found Akin leading McCaskill 49 to 45 percent with 7 percent undecided.

Both candidates are underwater, though, on favorability. Forty-five percent of voters rate Akin favorably, with 49 unfavorable. McCaskill is viewed favorably by 44 percent and unfavorably by 52.

Here’s a parting question: how big would Akin’s lead be had the entire GOP establishment remained silent?