Poll: McCaskill Leads Akin By 10 Points

Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill has a wide lead over Republican Rep. Todd Akin in the wake of his comment about “legitimate rape,” according to a new poll from Republican-leaning Rasmussen.

McCaskill leads Akin 48 percent to 38 percent. The survey of 500 likely voters was conducted Aug. 22, and has a 4.5 percent margin of error.

McCaskill has taken the lead in the PollTracker Average, 46.3 percent to 40 percent.