Another swing-state domino appears ready to topple, sweeping away the failed president and their failed senator.
A new poll shows trouble for Democrats in the key battleground state of Missouri, with President Obama down 9 points to GOP candidate Mitt Romney and Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) trailing all three of her possible Republican opponents.
A new Mason-Dixon survey, conducted for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and News 4, finds presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney leading President Obama 51-42 percent among registered voters.
Obama holds a 51 percent unfavorable rating in the state with 34 favorable, challenging numbers three months from election day. Romney holds a 39 percent favorable rating to 27 unfavorable.
In the Senate race, the poll finds incumbent McCaskill trailing all three GOP primary contenders. McCaskill would lose a head-to-head matchup by nine points to businessman John Brunner (R), 52-41 percent, by eight points to former state Treasurer Sarah Steelman (R), 49-41 percent, and by five points to Rep. Todd Akin (R), 49-44 percent.
The poll also found McCaskill with a net unfavorable rating and faring poorly among independents. McCaskill’s numbers are underwater with 44 percent unfavorable to 37 favorable. Among her possible opponents, Steelman has the highest unfavorable rating at 14 percent.
No surprise why she was one of the first to bail on the Democrat Convention.