U.S. Senate challenger Todd Akin's support in Missouri has plummeted since his remarks a week ago about "legitimate rape" and pregnancy, putting him 9 points behind Sen. Claire McCaskill in a race he was previously winning, according to a new Post-Dispatch/News 4 poll.
More than half of Missouri voters now view the Republican congressman unfavorably, the poll indicates, and fewer than one in five view him favorably.
Akin's fall is especially dramatic among women. They were about evenly split between Akin and McCaskill in a similar poll at the end of July, but women now oppose him by almost 20 percentage points. Even in rural areas where Akin retains the lead, his support has dropped significantly from a month ago.
Saturday, August 25, 2012
New poll shows Todd Akin down by 9 points against Claire McCaskill (confirms Rasmussen)
Rasmussen found Akin down by 10 points after his foolish and insenstitve rape remarks. Now a Post-Dispatch/News 4 poll has found Akin losing by 9 points. Todd Akin's candidacy is in serious trouble.