Opinion

McCaskill's big victory surprised most pollsters

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill's victory last week was hard-fought, deserved and expensive. The post-election narrative is that, well, sure she won, largely helped by Todd Akin's extreme positions and self-destructive comments on rape and abortion. Still, McCaskill's large margin over Akin was very surprising, especially to the pollsters. Up front, ...

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