From the Delusion File (Akin Campaign Edition)

Doug Mataconis just noted that the Rasmussen poll has Akin down by 10 points in the MO Senate race.

WaPo‘s Election 2012 Blog has Akin’s campaign manager’s response:

“The fact that Claire McCaskill is only polling at 48% after 72 hours of constant negative attacks on Todd Akin shows just how weak she is. If she can’t break fifty percent after a week like this, Democrats should ask Claire to step down. Todd is in this race to win; we will close this gap and win in November with the support of the grassroots in Missouri and across America.”

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Comments

  1. Notice that Akin’s campaign manager is Perry Akin, his son. Other Akin family members also hold high ranking positions in his campaign. The man is not getting honest, unbiased advice. He’s living in an echo chamber.

  2. @Doug Mataconis: Good point.

  3. Hoot Gibson says:

    Wow. How many posts have been about Akin here at OTB? 10? 20?

    Yet the story just won’t die! lol

  4. OzarkHillbilly says:

    Todd is in this race to win; we will close this gap and win in November with the support of the grassroots in Missouri and across America.

    AHA! He intends to flood the polls with Tea-Partyites on election day! I knew it!

    VOTER FRAUD! VOTER FRAUD! VOTER FRAUD!

    What? What’s that you say? Crossroads GPS?

  5. Hal 10000 says:

    Given that Rasmussen is known to skew a couple of points to the Republicans, the situation for Akin is probably even worse than this. I expect that when the other polls come out, he will be down by 15 points or so.

  6. James H says:

    Akin’s down right now, but I wouldn’t quite write him off.

  7. An Interested Party says:

    Yet the story just won’t die!

    Perhaps, but Akin’s chances of being elected certainly have…

  8. OzarkHillbilly says:

    @An Interested Party:

    Perhaps, but Akin’s chances of being elected certainly have…

    IP, you continue to overestimate the avg MO voter. Think “box of rocks” whenever you hear Missouri. I know we produced Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain to the idiots) but that was an anomaly.

  9. An Interested Party says:

    IP, you continue to overestimate the avg MO voter.

    Well, more of them were smart enough to vote for a dead man rather than John Ashcroft…