Akin up by 4 in new poll
MISSOURI EXCLUSIVE – Todd Akin leads Claire McCaskill by 4 (49-45) in a poll conducted for the Citizens United Political Victory Fund by the Republican firm Wenzel Strategies. “Akin wins 84% support among Republicans, while McCaskill wins 82% support among Democrats,” Fritz Wenzel writes. “Akin leads among independents by a 50% to 41% margin, which is the key to his overall edge in this race.” Neither candidate is popular—Akin’s fav/unfav: 45/49. McCaskill’s: 44/52. The poll shows a significant gender gap: McCaskill up 7 (50-43) with women. Akin leads with men by 16 (55-39). Romney is up 14 (55-41) in the poll. Memo: http://goo.gl/EfFDc . Toplines: http://goo.gl/Nhq0z .