What the GOP and conservatives mad dogs aren't seeing about the Missouri Senatorial race.
Besides the presidency, all elections are said to be local. The Missouri Senatorial race is no exception. Since most voters in Missouri do not like Obamacare, that is another reason why I am suspect of the Scott Rasmussen poll. Logic would dictate that if the voters don't like Obamacare, why would they vote for Claire McCaskill who not only voted for it thus helping to pass it in the Senate but also would vote to uphold it if she is reelected? It doesn't make any sense. That is what our side isn't getting. Conservatives didn't like John McCain and for good reason. He was the symbol of the GOP establishment. He tried to push through Bush and Rove's amnesty bill in 2005. He called conservatives "nativists", because they opposed the bill. That didn't stop tens of million of conservatives from voting for McCain. It wasn't because they liked him. It was because, they saw the bigger picture that Obama was going to be more of a problem to this country then him. They held their nose and voted for him. To a certain extent, some conservatives are doing to do the same with Romney, even though Romney is more palatable since he chose Paul Ryan as his running mate. The point is this. Todd Akins still represents the vote to possibly kill Obamacare and McCaskill is the vote to uphold it. It's that simple. If I was a Missourian who didn't support Obamacare but I also didn't like what Akins said. What would impact my life the most? Obviously it would be Obamacare. I wouldn't be dumb enough to jeopardize my healthcare just because a politician said something stupid. That is what a certain percentage of conservatives need to understand. I Akins simply get back on message and hammer Claire McCaskill repeatedly that she voted for Obamacare and still supports it, her numbers will start to drop again. He needs to remind voters that he is still the crucial vote to repeal it. If he does that, he can make up ground and still win. It still comes down to the issues. That is something Claire McCaskill nor liberals can ever run on. The Missouri Post Dispatch released their poll yesterday showing that Romney is up on Obama 50 to 43 in Missouri. In the Missourii Senate race McCaskill leads Atkins 50 to 41. If Akins was down by 15 points or more, I would believe he would be in deep trouble. Nine points may seem like a lot but it's not.
Hillary Clinton had a double digit lead over Obama a few months before the Iowa Caucus
With all the sky is falling drama coming from the pundits and commentators on the right over Atkins, they need to pipe down and look at some of the results from the dispatch poll before wanting to continue to run a monster truck over him. Look at the geographic state breakdown of the State of Missouri.
Except for the cities of Missouri (St Louis and Kansas City) which always go Democrat anyways, Akins still leads in most of the state. That is why he's only down by 9 points. If Akins gains lets say 3.5 points and McCaskill loses 3.5 points. Then the election is a 2 point race within the margin of error of 3 points. I would love to get my hands on the Akin's campaign internal poll. With over two months to go, Todd Akins still has a chance to win this race if he gets back to the message of the race, and conservatives and the GOP just bite the bullet, stop foaming at the mouth and start sending money back into Missouri to help him.