SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Two separate polls taken this week show the race for U.S. Senate from Missouri a toss-up.
A poll by Wenzel Strategies for the Family Research Council Action and a survey by Public Policy Polling both show the difference between the two candidates within the surveys' margins of error.
The contest had swung drastically to favor Democrat incumbent Claire McCaskill last week following controversial remarks by her Republican challenger, Congressman Todd Akin.
Akin enjoyed a sizable advantage with one poll having him up by 10 points prior to his comments about the prospect of pregnancy from "legitimate rape." That changed drastically afterwards, a sizable disadvantage of 10 points in the span of a few days. This week's Mason-Dixon Poll had him down by 9.