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Is Claire McCaskill political toast?

Is Claire McCaskill political toast?

A recent poll indicates she is in trouble.

Via The St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

No matter who wins the Missouri Republican nomination to the U.S. Senate on Aug. 7, Democrat Claire McCaskill is running from behind.

McCaskill, the first-term incumbent Democratic senator, trails all three of her likely Republican challengers, according to a new Post-Dispatch/News 4 poll. She would lose to GOP frontrunner John Brunner by 11 percentage points if they were matched up today, the poll found. She would fall to Sarah Steelman or Todd Akin as well, though by smaller margins….

“A lot of people are going to hold her accountable for her close ties to the president,” said pollster J. Brad Coker of Mason-Dixon Polling & Research Inc. of Washington, which conducted the poll.

On issues unpopular with Missourians, such as the Affordable Care Act and stimulus spending, ‘she’s sort of joined at the hip with him,” said Coker.

That, paired with a Missouri electorate that is moving rightward, makes her path to re-election a narrow one, he said. “She’s swimming upstream, and the current’s getting stronger.”

McCaskill has complete name recognition, so it’s hard to see how she changes the public perception at this point. The most she could do is tear down whoever her opponent ends up being.

McCaskill supported Obamacare, and that’s a vote she cannot change.  She can run from the issue, but she can’t hide:


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Maybe she should ask her kids what she should do.

Claire says: This isn’t just a job for me; it’s a vocation. After my forced retirement from the U.S. Senate, I intend to be the best in my chosen field, a human pencil holder. Clear your desks people, I’m a big lady.

Buh Bye McSuckwad, you deserve it for hitching your wagon to that boat anchor TOTUS

“Is Claire McCaskill political toast?”

I can’t say for sure, but a great big jar of marmalade was just asking where she could be found…

Henry Hawkins | July 29, 2012 at 11:03 am

If she’s truly polling at just 40%, yes, she is toast.

Conservative Beaner | July 29, 2012 at 11:38 am

I hope she is not only toast, but burnt toast. The kind you don’t bother to save but goes directly to the garbage.

I thought it was clear she was “toast” after the 2009 healthcare reform “townhalls”.

Via Wiki–(yea, I know, bit still)

In April 2002, McCaskill married St. Louis businessman Joseph Shepard. Shepard loaned $1.6 million to McCaskill’s 2004 gubernatorial campaign and also had business interests in the nursing home industry. Because as state auditor McCaskill was responsible for auditing the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, which regulates the state’s nursing home system, Shepard’s financial interests in the industry became an issue during the 2004 gubernatorial campaign

Two things of note:

” She was critical of the Stupak-Pitts Amendment, which would have placed limits on private funding of abortions in the context of the November 2009 Affordable Health Care for America Act”

more importantly:

In January 2008, Claire McCaskill decided to endorse Senator Barack Obama in his campaign for the Democratic nomination for the presidential elections of 2008, making her one of the first senators to do so. She has been one of the most visible faces for his campaign.[17] McCaskill’s support was crucial to Obama’s narrow victory in the Missouri primary in February 2008.

So there’s that.

    OcTEApi in reply to Browndog. | July 29, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    “…also had business interests in the nursing home industry.”

    Reminds me of Granholm regulating Well Drilling, her DOT appointee James Rosendall, his father owned well drilling company now on the state certified well driller list.
    Rosendall, later a prosecuted and sent to prison for 11 months by the FBI for bribery in the Detroit Synagro Sludge Scandal.

    The Privatized Sludge dealio would have been good for Detroit.
    The Lamestream Media goes far enough to expose scandal when Union jobs are on the line but fall short to find connections that may implicate their top progressive moonbat Governor

TrooperJohnSmith | July 29, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Lie down with dogs, wake up with fleas! — Mom

“Toast” or “turd”? Flush her.

FYI – for those unfamiliar with the piece-of-work known as mccaskill:

Breaking: Sen. Claire McCaskil, D-Mo., Failed to Pay $287,000 in Property Taxes on Aircraft
3:42 PM, Mar 21, 2011 • By MARK HEMINGWAY

“In a conference call with reporters, Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill just disclosed that she failed to pay $287,000 in property taxes related to her co-ownership of a private aircraft. This scandal comes quickly on the heels of recent revelations that McCaskill improperly billed taxpayers for use of the same private aircraft…”

She’s a TAX CHEAT in the league of tiny tim geithner (and most other d-cRAT socialists.)

NC Mountain Girl | July 29, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Hardly surprising. Her 2006 victory came with less than 50% of the vote in a year when many conservatives stayed home. Since then she has done little to endear herself with voters outside of the Democrat base.

huskers-for-palin | July 29, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Toast with side orders of sausage and eggs.

Come November, she’ll have lots and lots of strawberry jam smothered on her face.

….set forth the killer bees!!!!