Mason-Dixon conducted a poll August 22nd through the 23rd of 625 registered voters (apparently, not using a “likely voter” screen) in Missouri for the Post-Dispatch and KMOV TV which was released in a Post-Dispatch story late last night. The margin of error is 4%.
QUESTION: If the 2012 general election for Missouri’s U.S. Senate seat were held today, would you vote for Claire McCaskill, the Democrat, or Todd Akin, the Republican?
McCASKILL – 50%
McCASKILL – 44%
AKIN – 46%
McCASKILL – 55%
AKIN – 37%
McCASKILL – 52%
AKIN – 35%
There goes the gender gap. Go figure.
Yep, self identified “Independents” don’t tend to identify strongly with the delusional lunatic fringe.
The sample is reportedly “registered voters” rather than “likely voters”. If they don’t show up on Election Day these numbers and their opinions won’t matter.
Public Policy Polling: Like a snapshot of a moving amusement park ride (August 22, 2012)