Rasmussen: McCaskill 49% Akin 43%

The malaise lingers.

The fallout appears to linger in the Missouri Senate race, with incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill still holding a six-point lead over Republican challenger Todd Akin. But the race is tightening.

Oh good, it's tightening. Just a few weeks ago this race was the easiest Senate pick-up Republicans were looking at. McCaskill is such an awful Senator and candidate that she was polling behind everyone running in the GOP primary. And now "tightening" to within 6 points is seen as somewhat positive.

No doubt the Akin camp will spin the fact that the train wreck is now happening in slow-motion rather than full speed.