Ann Wagner,  Claire McCaskill,  Polling,  Sarah Steelman,  U.S. Senate 2012

MO-Sen Poll Watch: McCaskill 45% Vs. Steelman 42%

Looks like a possible GOP pick-up according to the latest PPP poll.

Job Approval Vs. Disapproval

  • Senator McCaskill 46% Vs. 45%

Favorable Vs. Unfavorable

  • Todd Akin 20% Vs. 24%
  • Ed Martin 12% Vs. 22%
  • Sarah Steelman 22% Vs. 22%
  • Ann Wagner 8% Vs. 18%

Heads Up:

  • McCaskill 45% Vs Akin 44%
  • McCaskill 46% Vs. Martin 40%
  • McCaskill 45% Vs. Steelman 42%
  • McCaskill 45% Vs Wagner 36%

Missouri is the “Show Me” state with which the GOP wishes to recapture the U.S Senate majority. And, it would certainly be sweet to avenge Claire McCaskill’s bruising win six years ago when she shamelessly used Michael J Fox shaking and baking on “stem cell” televison commercials. Remember?

Democrat Senator Claire McCaskill is certainly vulnerable and is below the magical 50% in job approval.

PPP’s 2nd poll on the 2012 US Senate race in Missouri finds pretty much the same thing as the first one. Voters are closely divided on Claire McCaskill’s job performance and she polls in the mid-40s against all of her prospective Republican opponents. She does have small leads over them that are largely attributable to their lack of name recognition.

46% of Missouri voters approve of the job McCaskill is doing to 45% who disapprove. Her reviews are almost completely polarized along party lines with 85% of Democrats happy with the job she’s doing while 80% of Republicans give her poor marks. The thing of greatest concern for McCaskill should be where she stands with independents- just 36% think she’s doing a good job with 51% dissenting.

Unless the Republicans nominate a nut job as their candidate (which they won’t), this will be a close race leaning toward a GOP pick up.

The entire poll is here.