A survey commissioned by the Family Research Council — the prominent social conservative group standing with Akin — and shared with POLITICO found that Akin now pulls 45 percent support to McCaskill’s 42 percent.
That’s not to say Akin hasn’t sustained damage: his personal image is weak, with 44 percent of voters having a favorable impression of him and 50 percent having an unfavorable impression. But he still leads McCaskill by 10 points among independent voters and in the conservative-leaning state, Akin wins about the same percentage of Republicans (78 percent) that McCaskill wins among Democrats (82 percent.)
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Family Research Council poll shows Todd Akin leading McCaskill
A new poll by the Family Research Council, admittedly not exactly an unbiased source, shows Congressman Todd Akin is leading incumbent Claire McCaskill in the U. S. Senate race: