The Hill: Akin leads McCaskill in Family Research Council-commissioned poll:
A new poll commissioned by conservative advocacy group Family Research Council offers embattled Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) quantitative support for him to stay in the race, as it shows him slightly ahead of incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill.
The new numbers are a stark shift from two polls released last week, both of which showed him far behind McCaskill, in one case by double digits. But the new poll gives him a three-percentage-point lead over McCaskill, with 45 percent support to her 42 percent.Politico reports that Akin has bought time for his new ad contrasting his 'Six-second mistake' with McCaskill's 'six-year record'.