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McCaskill Leads All Challengers in New Missouri Poll

McCaskill Leads All Challengers in New Missouri Poll

Missouri Democrat Claire McCaskill is expected to have to fight tooth and nail to keep her seat in the senate this year.  But new polling is giving her a bit more hope that the fight is winnable.

According to The Hill, McCaskill is now leading every one of her potential rivals in head to head polling, from a five point lead over Congressman Todd Akin to nine point lead over former State Treasurer Sarah Steelman.

McCaskill, a moderate Democrat who has come under fire for not supporting unemployment benefit extensions and her inability to work with her party to try to pass a budget, has been dubbed one of the more vulnerable of Democratic senators up for election this year, and a key target of Republicans, especially anti-choice activists.

Republican Party front group Susan B. Anthony List gave potential GOP nominee Steelman their endorsement last week, saying Steelman was needed to take out the “EMILY’s List darling,” referring to McCaskill.

Steelman has now become the front runner for the nomination.  She is also the one polling the furthest behind McCaskill.

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8:12PM PDT on May 18, 2012

Robin, I have no idea what polls you're looking at. The only poll that's shown McCaskill ahead of Steelman was one by Public Policy Polling done last September – and that was a one percent lead. PPP's latest poll, from January has them tied.

Two Rasmussen polls from mid-March and mid-April, have Steelman ahead by eleven and seven points respectively. Moreover, Steelman does better against McCaskill than Akin or Brunner in every poll taken.

I support Senator McCaskill's re-election, but she's behind and Steelman is definitely the strongest Republican candidate.

2:13PM PDT on May 18, 2012

Good luck in the election, Claire!

6:17AM PDT on May 17, 2012

anyone that supports the pipeline will never get a vote from me.

10:45PM PDT on May 16, 2012

McCaskill hasn't been for one thing I agree with lately. I'm for throwing all the incumbents out and let's start over.

7:39PM PDT on May 16, 2012

Elaine, why are you here? I can understand if you support animal rights and evironmentalism, but why are you commenting on these issues if all you're going to do is say the exact opposite of waht the majority of people on here say/think? Are you just bored and enjoy starting trouble? Are you lonely and need to insult and annoy strangers?

Anyway, If she wins, I hope she tries to make important and needed changes.

2:07PM PDT on May 16, 2012

GO CLAIRE!!!

1:12PM PDT on May 16, 2012

You go, Ms McCaskill!

11:03AM PDT on May 16, 2012

Thanks for the article.

9:53AM PDT on May 16, 2012

I'm certain she loses!

8:58AM PDT on May 16, 2012

I hope she wins. I have seen some of the other side ads and they are full of lies. I am happy the people are not fooled.

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