Election 2012: Missouri Senate Missouri Senate: McCaskill (D) 48%, Akin (R) 38%

Sometimes, ‘tis better to remain silent and not reveal one’s ignorance.

What a difference one TV interview can make. Embattled Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill has now jumped to a 10-point lead over her Republican challenger, Congressman Todd Akin, in Missouri’s U.S. Senate race. Most Missouri Republicans want Akin to quit the race while most Missouri Democrats want him to stay. The …