Missouri U.S. Senate Poll Asks About All Three Candidates

On October 3, Public Policy Polling released a poll for the U.S. Senate race in Missouri. The results: Democratic incumbent Claire McCasill 46%, Republican Todd Akin 40%, Libertarian Jonathan Dine 9%, undecided 5%.

In the entire history of U.S. Senate elections in Missouri, no candidate other than the Democratic or Republican nominee has ever polled as much as 5%. Missouri, and the nation, have been holding popular general elections for U.S. Senate starting in 1914. Thanks to PoliticalWire for the link.

5 comments

  1. Will Fenwick · · Reply

    Is there any distincition of major party status in Missouri? Since this is a statewide election its possible Dine could give the libertarian party major party status in Missouri if they have such a distinction there.

  2. and no Libertarian has topped 6.2% in a MO statewide race if I recall correctly.

    But I don’t think there’s any major party status in MO. If you get 2% in a statewide election once every 4 years, you’re on the ballot and you hold your own primary and everything.

    Both the Constitution and Libertarian Parties are qualified through 2014 due to their 2010 showings. The Libertarians will top 2% and get qualified for 2016 this Nov. The Constitution Party has 3 candidates but they’re all in 4-way races (D/R/L/C), and the CW is that Cynthia Davis will be their best candidate. Since Missouri has one statewide race in 2014 (the State Auditor), any party that needs 2% in 2012 should aim to get it in 2012 instead of having one shot at 2% in 2014.

  3. I totally called this a couple weeks ago. Since Akin has went down a little bit in popular approval, people might turn to the Libertarian nominee.

  4. Richard Winger · · Reply

    Missouri only has one category of qualified party, and all qualified parties nominate by primary (except that newly-qualifying parties nominate by convention). The Libertarian Party has had party status, with its own primary, since it met the vote test in November 1992.

  5. Demo Rep · · Reply

    How many minority gerrymander EXTREMIST gerrymander winners will there be in Nov. 2012 ???

    The semi-permanent gerrymander Senate is likely THE most ANTI-Democracy legislative body in the alleged free world.
    WY = CA = INSANITY.

    The Senate is a part of the EVIL compromise stuff in the EVIL top secret 1787 Fed Convention between the EVIL small States and the even worse EVIL then slave States.
    ——-
    P.R. and nonpartisan App.V.

    Save Democracy before it is too late — which it may well be – due to the monarchy stuff in each New Age Prez.

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