Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) is 10 points down in the latest Rasmussen poll, but he's feeling bullish. Campaign manager Perry Akin says in a statement:

"The fact that Claire McCaskill is only polling at 48% after 72 hours of constant negative attacks on Todd Akin shows just how weak she is. If she can't break fifty percent after a week like this, Democrats should ask Claire to step down. Todd is in this race to win; we will close this gap and win in November with the support of the grassroots in Missouri and across America."

UPDATE: McCaskill responds: