The fallout appears to linger in the Missouri Senate race, with incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill still holding a six-point lead over Republican challenger Todd Akin. But the race is tightening.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey finds McCaskill will 49% support to Akin’s 43%. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate in the contest, and another four percent (4%) are undecided.I asked the Akin campaign about the poll. Their Press Secretary, Ryan Hite, told me:
This poll shows that we're closing the gap and that we can win this race. As Missourians continue to learn about Claire McCaskill's record of debt, taxes, and failed economic policies, they realize that she is radically out of step with most Missourians and has not represented our Missouri values in Washington.