Todd Akin and Claire McCaskill. (Getty Images)
St. Louis, MO (KSDK) - Incumbent Claire McCaskill leads challenger Rep. Todd Akin for her U.S. Senate seat in Missouri, according to the latest poll from Rasmussen Reports.
The telephone survey of 500 likely Missouri voters shows the Democrat McCaskill leads her Republican rival by a margin of 51 percent to 43 percent. Three percent of voters said they preferred another candidate, while the 3 percent were undecided.
The survey was conducted October 17, before Thursday's final debate.
All Rasmussen surveys are conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC.