Todd Akin Still Leads McCaskill

Could Todd Akin survive the fallout from his “legitimate rape” comment? A new Family Research Council poll suggests he could. The poll found that Akin now has 45 percent support to McCaskill’s 42 percent, though those figures are within the poll’s margin of error. The poll also finds that he still leads McCaskill by 10 points among independents. The poll also found that Akin still has overwhelming support on the right. One pollster said, “McCaskill holds a 58 percent lead over Akin among very liberal voters, but that pales compared to Akin’s 81 percent to 5 percent lead among very conservative voters in Missouri.”