Poll: Todd Akin up Three Points in Missouri

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A new poll paid for by the Family Research Council, a pro-life group, indicates pro-life Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin now leads pro-abortion Sen. Clair McCaskill in the race despite the controversial comments he made about abortion and rape.

The pro-life group says the poll is evidence that Akin should not drop out of the race and that calls for him to do so were premature.

The new survey conducted by Wenzel Strategies of likely Missouri general election voters shows that Senate candidate Todd Akin has regained his lead over Senator Claire McCaskill by a 45% to 42% margin, with 13% undecided. It also shows Akin leading by 10 points among independent voters.

Fritz Wenzel analyzed the results of the survey and concluded that “Despite the firestorm of news in the Senate race over the past few weeks, most voters have already made up their mind in the race, the survey shows. The fact that 80% said they were firm in their choice certainly indicates that this is a race that will be decided more by ideology and turnout efforts by the campaigns and less by breaking news that flashes across the news pages and cable news channels.”

Family Research Council Action PAC Chairman Tony Perkins offered the following reaction HERE.

  • MC CASKILL MUST BE DEFEATED! She is bad news. Akin has a conversative voting record while in Congress so he should be forgiven for the unfortunite remark. The dems overlook horrible remarks for their candidates. Work you hearts out for Akin.

  • WATCHER

    McCaskill, Rangel, Pelosi, Durban, Reid, hmmm, is there really any choice?

  • CSN

    Akin was trying to say something which just didn’t come out correctly. I can remember hearing a speech by a Dr. Murray Norris many years ago. He said, in that speech, that a rape victim hardly ever gets pregnant, in fact, he said it was very rare. I looked up some stats on this and the only reason numbers may be higher for low income women, isn’t because they’re getting raped more often, but because they’re claiming rape more often. 98% of them are lying. Those statistics I got were from Human Life International, which is the oldest and most Pro-Life Advocacy organization in America and has reached across all continents of the World, and was started by Fr. Paul Marx, who deeply cared about the unborn, and looked into the vital statistics to find out, just how many women became pregnant who were actually raped. The number is 0.8%. That is a small number, but when you offer Low Income financial assistance for “in case of rape, incest or the save the life of the mother.”, then the Rape cases shoot up to 61 times the national average. It is a pathetic thing to realize that the RNC and the DNC are complicit on this, because anyone who thinks it’s OK to kill an innocent unborn baby…just isn’t getting the point…we are either Pro-Life or Pro-Death. We either want to protect All Life or none. We can scream about the Muslim extremists who would like to see America annihilated, but we are annihilating our own race, and brutally killing our unborn children, all in the name of convenience. As Mother Teresa of Calcutta said so well: “It is a Poverty to decide that a child must die, so you can live as you wish.”