McCaskill is up 9% over Akin in the latest polls. Akin always was the weakest candidate against McCaskill, which is why Missouri Democrats poured contributions into his primary campaign, and urged Democratic voters to cross over and vote for Akin in the Republican primary. Either Sarah Steelman or John Brunner would have coasted to victory over McCaskill. Akin was going to have a hard time beating her before his idiotic comment, now McCaskill will probably win, which means Harry Reid gets to remain majority leader, and we are doomed to live (or die) under Obamacare.
We can still salvage this mess if someone from the Gong Show snags Akin and yanks him offstage in time to put someone who can actually win on the ballot against McCaskill.