October 3, 2012 11:03 AM

New poll: McCaskill surges to lead over Akin

Hope Claire McCaskill and her supporters won't complain about this news: She has [stretched her lead](http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2012/10/mccaskill-takes-a-6-point-lead.html) over Todd Akin to 6 percentage points in the latest Public Policy Polling release on the U.S. Senate race in Missouri

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