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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is in trouble in Kentucky
glenbeck.com ^ | 1/15/14

Posted on 01/15/2014 1:10:41 PM PST by cotton1706

The 2014 midterm elections are just around the corner, and the race for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) seat is heating up. Glenn spoke to Sen. McConnell’s primary challenger, Matt Bevin, in November and was impressed with his conservative values. New polling data shows Bevin is slowly but surely closing a very large gap against Sen. McConnell. And there is even worse news for Sen. McConnell – he leads his presumed Democratic challenger, Alison Lundergan Grimes, by just one point in the polls.

If the Republican candidates for Senate in
2014 were Mitch McConnell and Matt Bevin,
who would you vote for?

Mitch McConnell: 53%

Matt Bevin: 26%

Not sure: 21%

If the candidates for Senate next year were
Republican Mitch McConnell and Democrat
Alison Lundergan Grimes, who would you vote
for?

Mitch McConnell: 43%

Alison Lundergan Grimes: 42%

Not sure: 15%

If the candidates for Senate next year were
Republican Matt Bevin and Democrat Alison
Lundergan Grimes, who would you vote for?

Matt Bevin: 39%

Alison Lundergan Grimes: 38%

Not sure: 24%

(Excerpt) Read more at glennbeck.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; kentucky; lundergangrimes; mattbevin; mitchmcconnell; randsconcerntrolls

1 posted on 01/15/2014 1:10:41 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

I think Bevin can get to even, if not surpass him, by May.


2 posted on 01/15/2014 1:12:07 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Nice!


3 posted on 01/15/2014 1:14:17 PM PST by MattinNJ (It's over Johnny. The America you knew is gone. Denial serves no purpose.)
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To: MattinNJ

Good. Mitch needs to be retired so he can get the testicle transplant he so desparately needs.


4 posted on 01/15/2014 1:20:10 PM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: cotton1706
If the Republican candidates for Senate in
2014 were Mitch McConnell and Matt Bevin,
who would you vote for?

Mitch McConnell: 53%
Matt Bevin: 26%
Not sure: 21%

Idiots :)

idiocracy

5 posted on 01/15/2014 1:20:10 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: cotton1706

There should be patriots with torches and pitchforks/tar and feathers outside his office.

Same with every other RINO.


6 posted on 01/15/2014 1:20:15 PM PST by prisoner6 (FREEDOM)
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To: cotton1706

This poll is almost a month old, Dec. 17, 2013. Are there any polls more current?


7 posted on 01/15/2014 1:21:45 PM PST by deport
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To: prisoner6
Send Bevin a coupe of bucks. It's the next best thing to pitchforks.

Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell in KY

8 posted on 01/15/2014 1:25:05 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: cotton1706

Ditch Mitch before he punches more people in the nose


9 posted on 01/15/2014 1:28:17 PM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: ogen hal
Good. Mitch needs to be retired so he can get the testicle transplant he so desparately needs.

Too bad there's not any prospect of spine transplants.

10 posted on 01/15/2014 1:29:20 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: cotton1706

All that polling shows me is that Kentuckians are indecisive.


11 posted on 01/15/2014 1:31:20 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: cotton1706

AMF


12 posted on 01/15/2014 1:34:01 PM PST by Old Yeller
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To: cotton1706

Its risky when you take down a dinosaur. You run the risk of giving the seat to the opposing party.

But sometimes you have to run that risk. Its how you deliver a lesson to the others.


13 posted on 01/15/2014 1:37:50 PM PST by marron
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To: cotton1706

Best news I’ve heard all day!


14 posted on 01/15/2014 1:41:38 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes mandatory ... Thomas Jefferson)
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To: marron

Not that risky, especially when you’re already in the majority. How do you figure the leftard will vote, probably 95% of the time the wrong way, especially on close votes? How much worse than Bitch is that? Not much I’ll bet.


15 posted on 01/15/2014 1:41:39 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: marron

Somehow these Tea Party candidates have to go to a boot camp and learn how how to avoid getting ambushed by the MSM.

In the modern era when there’s no such thing as a “moderate” Democrat, six years is a long time to be stuck with a Baraqqi partisan as we’re learning in Indiana.


16 posted on 01/15/2014 1:42:03 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: cotton1706

Let’s see his numbers when this $trillion travesty budget sinks in. More spending all around (except for military pensions, we gonna cut those).


17 posted on 01/15/2014 1:45:30 PM PST by DManA
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To: Alex Murphy

Those figures make it look like McConnell will be with us for a long time. Maybe if the Tea Party picks up enough seats in the Senate they can vote him out of the Minority or Majority Leader’s slot. That might make things more embarrassing for the old bastard and he might resign.


18 posted on 01/15/2014 1:45:31 PM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: nascarnation

There is no way to escape it. Who is more press savvy than Christi?


19 posted on 01/15/2014 1:46:24 PM PST by DManA
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To: DManA

But there are certainly ways to avoid giving the Dems the perfect quotes to use in attack ads. NJFatboy is getting hit with stuff that actually happened (not sure if he was involved or not).


20 posted on 01/15/2014 1:49:56 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Still Thinking

Erps, already in the **minority**


21 posted on 01/15/2014 1:52:17 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: cotton1706; All
Do you approve or disapprove of Senator Mitch
McConnell’s job performance?

Approve: 46%

Did anyone catch the meaning of this 46% approval ?

Any incumbent below 50% for a Senatorial Race is in deep doo-doo.

Bevin must beat him in the Primary or as Glenn notes the seat IS lost....

22 posted on 01/15/2014 2:00:04 PM PST by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: taildragger
Did anyone catch the meaning of this 46% approval ?

Any incumbent below 50% for a Senatorial Race is in deep doo-doo.

Bevin must beat him in the Primary or as Glenn notes the seat IS lost....

Approval isn't the same as voting preference, though. The number that matters is the one you get when you ask "which of these candidates do you prefer".

23 posted on 01/15/2014 2:07:43 PM PST by Sparticus (Tar and feathers for the next dumb@ss Republican that uses the word bipartisanship.)
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To: cotton1706

Bevin knocking off McConnell would be huge

The PhonyCon Liberal naysayers on here are getting tiring. DU must be full today

McConnell must be defeated


24 posted on 01/15/2014 2:23:31 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: cotton1706


Retire these Jack@$ Gutle$$ Old Party B@$@$D$; don't
show them any respect for their previous actions / deeds.
BOOT ' EM ALL OUT!
Support Matt Bevins, Defeat Sen. *itch "Mumbles" McConnell. *(D.C.-GOP / E)
Support JD Winteregg, Defeat (SotH) Rep. John *HIC! / HIC!* Boehmer. *(D.C.-GOP / E)

Support Linda Vega or Dwayne Stovall, Defeat John Cornyn *(D.C.-GOP / E)
Support Joe Carr, Defeat Lamar Alexander *(D.C.-GOP / E)
Support Lee Bright, Defeat Lindsey Graham *(D.C.-GOP / E)
Support Chris McDaniel, Defeat Thad Cochran *(D.C.-GOP / E)
Support Dr. Milton Wolf, Defeat Pat Roberts *(D.C.-GOP / E)

*District of Criminals-Gutle$$ Old Party / E$tabli$hment


25 posted on 01/15/2014 3:43:05 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi :-)
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To: cotton1706

Buh bye McCornhole.


26 posted on 01/15/2014 4:09:18 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: taildragger

Did anyone catch the meaning of this 46% approval ?

****************

The higher disapproval numbers came from the liberal participants and became
positive with the more conservative participants. That said McConnell isn’t scoring
very high with his supposed GOP constituents.


27 posted on 01/15/2014 4:15:11 PM PST by deport
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To: cotton1706

I wouldn’t call a 2 to 1 lead being “in trouble”.


28 posted on 01/15/2014 4:25:39 PM PST by Hugin
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To: Hugin
I wouldn’t call a 2 to 1 lead being “in trouble”. ************ True but the next question involves the democrat not the gop primary opponent. .... If the candidates for Senate next year were
Republican Mitch McConnell and Democrat
Alison Lundergan Grimes, who would you vote
for? Mitch McConnell: 43% Alison Lundergan Grimes: 42% ...
29 posted on 01/15/2014 4:32:46 PM PST by deport
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To: deport
True but the next question involves the democrat not the gop primary opponent. .... If the candidates for Senate next year were
Republican Mitch McConnell and Democrat
Alison Lundergan Grimes, who would you vote
for? Mitch McConnell: 43% Alison Lundergan Grimes: 42% ...

True. And that number is only going to get worse as Bevin relentlessly attacks McConnell over the next few months. As others have noted, the risk in trying to primary an incumbent (particularly a "prominent" one like McConnell) is that you may end up handing the seat to the other party. A race like this may end up being an all-or-nothing affair - either Bevin knocks off McConnell in the primary and rides a conservative wave in the general, or Bevin loses but damages McConnell enough for Grimey to take the seat.

30 posted on 01/15/2014 5:56:23 PM PST by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: cotton1706

Ditch Mitch!


31 posted on 01/15/2014 7:02:25 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: cotton1706

McConnell couldn’t lose that election if he died....please! get real!!


32 posted on 01/15/2014 8:05:23 PM PST by terycarl
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To: taildragger
Did anyone catch the meaning of this 46% approval ? Any incumbent below 50% for a Senatorial Race is in deep doo-doo.

nonsense...the people who actually answer the question certsinly do express an opinion....but the remainder of the population are too damned dumb to understand the question.....I have no time for the ignorant who consider themselves Americans....it is frightening to watch the late night shows and see people on the sidewalks who have no idea of who the vice-president of the U.S.is....they know who Justin bieber is but have no idea of when the civil war was fought nor the reason that it is of historical importance......and these idiots have a vote equal to yours....PATHETIC

33 posted on 01/15/2014 8:16:00 PM PST by terycarl
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