Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Lefty Pollsters Put Akin Ahead... At Least Until 5pm Today

Posted By on Tue, Aug 21, 2012 at 1:37 PM

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  • Should he stay or should he go?

A new poll suggests Todd Akin might still have a legitimate chance at Claire McCaskill's Senate seat. Public Policy Polling claims that currently Akin leads McCaskill by 1 point, 44-43 among Missouri voters. "That's basically identical to our last poll of the contest in late May, which found Akin ahead by a 45-44 spread." the polling firm, headed by Democratic lackey pollster Dean Denhem, says on their site.

Well golly Missourah must be some kinda hick state if the overwhelming national outrage over Akin's bogus woman-hating science claims has made no impact here, right? Wrong. The poll, which has been cited by Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, among others was skewed to represent the opinions of conservative voters.

Lets take a look at the math here:

According to PPC, 39 percent of the people they polled on Monday evening identified as Republicans. Sounds about right for Missouri.. it's a flaming red state now apparently...

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But it's a little dicey when you look at the poll they did in May... the one that's being touted as an indicator of Akin's lasting popularity.


Compare also, to the sample they took for a June poll on Romney V Obama:


In the most recent poll, PPC happens upon a magically super-red sample size that is predictably less likely to change their minds on Akin, no matter what $h*# comes out of his mouth. Why could that be?

Probably the same reason Roy Blunt has asked his BFF to step down and Claire McCaskill seems to have turned the heat down until after 5pm today... everyone thinks he's toast.

Yesterday McCaskill's campaign sent Daily RFT an invitation to a press conference to hear "medical professionals discuss the science behind Akin's ignorant and irresponsible remarks." Two hours later, the campaign decided to "postpone" the press conference to a "later date" due to an "unforseen conflict."

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