Trouble for GOP in MO as Rep. Todd Akin Now Trails Democratic Opponent by 10 Points After ‘Legitimate Rape’ Remark

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Trouble for GOP in MO as Rep. Todd Akin Now Trails Democratic Opponent by 10 Points After ‘Legitimate Rape’ Remark (Photo credit: DonkeyHotey)

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan should be very worried that the state of Missouri may slip out of their hands in the presidential elections on November 6, thanks to Ryan’s buddy Rep. Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape rarely leads to pregnancy” remark, insulting every woman in this country. Well, it is starting to show in the Missouri polls that his remark does have consequences.

His Democratic opponent Sen. Claire McCaskill who he led by a narrow margin suddenly has a 10-point lead, according to Republican-leaning Rasmussen. McCaskill leads Akin 48 percent to 38 percent. The survey of 500 likely voters was conducted Aug. 22, and has a 4.5 percent margin of error. She has also taken the lead in the PollTracker Average, 46.3 percent to 40 percent.

This is a foreboding of things to come for the Republican Party and its extremist stance on women’s issues.

 Trouble for GOP in MO as Rep. Todd Akin Now Trails Democratic Opponent by 10 Points After Legitimate Rape Remark
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Janet Shan is a freelance journalist, blogger and social media consultant. Janet specializes in political and social commentary, as well as business writing. She is the founder and managing editor of the Hinterland Gazette. She is putting the finishing touches on her new novel, a mystery based in the hills on Montego Bay, Jamaica.
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    Janet:

    If someone were to say that it would be no surprise to learn that you are more interested in the 10 point gap between the Republican in MO versus the Democrat than your politics show you care to see a 10% IMPROVEMENT any a myriad of “Black Issues” after the Black community has invested 90% of hits ballots – in EVERY RUNG of government:

    * 10% close in the racial academic performance gap?

    * 10% uplift in Black employment?

    * 10% increase in Black marriage……………

    ….would this serve to reorient your agenda back to what is important to the community?