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McConnell in trouble in Kentucky senate race (Only 45-44 over Democrat; 51% Disapproval Rate)
Examiner ^ | January 29, 2014 | Michael McGuire

Posted on 01/30/2014 11:40:19 AM PST by xzins

Mitch McConnell, the leader of the Republican Party in the U.S. Senate, has low ratings among voters in his native Kentucky, according to a survey released Wednesday by Public Policy Polling.

According to PPP, 37 percent approve of McConnell's performance as a senator, and 51 disapprove.

He has a one point lead, 45-44, over possible Democratic contender Alison Lundergan Grimes.

Since the estimated margin of error for the survey is plus or minus about four percentage points, the senate race is essentially even.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: backstabber; kentucky; mcconnell; randsconcerntrolls; rino
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1 posted on 01/30/2014 11:40:19 AM PST by xzins
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To: All
Since the estimated margin of error for the survey is plus or minus about four percentage points, the senate race is essentially even.

Kentucky Conservatives should be screaming for Bevin to get support in primary against McConnell before he blows a conservative seat

2 posted on 01/30/2014 11:41:14 AM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

If I have to die this year, my fervent wish is to see this bastard lose in his primary along with the other RINO traitors that are up for re-election.


3 posted on 01/30/2014 11:41:59 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: xzins

McConnell is an idiot. Should’ve stayed conservative.


4 posted on 01/30/2014 11:42:38 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Gaffer

SAME here.


5 posted on 01/30/2014 11:44:10 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: xzins

Time for Rand Paul to start backpeddling. Fast.


6 posted on 01/30/2014 11:44:35 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Jim Robinson

Yeah...well watch him “pivot” right ....until after the election.


7 posted on 01/30/2014 11:44:39 AM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: xzins
drip!
drip!
drip!
it seems "the *itch" is going down.

8 posted on 01/30/2014 11:44:45 AM 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: Jim Robinson

Was he ever conservative? Or did he just say and act like he was conservative to get elected.


9 posted on 01/30/2014 11:44:47 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: All

Isn’t PPP essentially pro-Dem in their polling?


10 posted on 01/30/2014 11:46:20 AM PST by MplsSteve
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To: Jim Robinson; Gaffer

Kentucky is one of the few states won by Romney over Obama. It was 61-38.

To lose Kentucky a conservative has to be trying to lose. (Or must be seen as a cronyist and not a conservative....the case with McConnell)


11 posted on 01/30/2014 11:46:50 AM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Vigilanteman

Right now McConnell is kryptonite, but Matt Bevins has some good endorsements, and unless Paul wants to see a split Kentucky Senate, then he’s got to take a side between now and the primary.

It’s not like he owes anything to McConnell. McConnell fought for Paul’s opponent against Rand Paul tooth and nail during Paul’s campaign in Kentucky.


12 posted on 01/30/2014 11:49:49 AM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

Doesn’t matter.

Given what will inevitably happen with regards to immigration, the GOP is dead.

Best for us to start devoting time to real conservatives and let the RINOs slowly rot into the slime that is democrats.


13 posted on 01/30/2014 11:51:01 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: xzins

This is exactly how we are going to destroy the Republican Party and make it impossible for conservatives to ever have a significant voice again - by allowing Democrats to be elected over Republicans, even if the Republicans are RINOs. The way to defeat RINOs is to replace them with true conservatives in the primaries, not by electing Democrats!

We need to stand for Conservatives - FIRST; Republicans - second; and do everything possible to defeat Democrats / leftists / socialists!


14 posted on 01/30/2014 11:52:10 AM PST by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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To: Da Coyote; Jim Robinson

I agree. If the GOP tries to push “comprehensive immigration (read: amnesty)” through, then the GOP is dead.


15 posted on 01/30/2014 11:53:09 AM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Gaffer
well..it's like; what RWR said,
"If you don't vote conservative everytime (consistly),
you'll become a (Washington) liberal.

16 posted on 01/30/2014 11:54:27 AM 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: jda

McConnell has the funds to bury Bevins, but not Grimes.

Like Romney, he’ll destroy the conservative, but then lose to the democrat.


17 posted on 01/30/2014 11:54:51 AM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins
If you're curious, the guy under the desk IS Mitch "Obama's Bitch" McConnell. Hey, Kentucky, bring him home, OK?

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18 posted on 01/30/2014 11:58:58 AM PST by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: Gaffer

Those polls from a year ago that had him nearly losing to a brain-addled Ashley Judd were for real.


19 posted on 01/30/2014 11:59:20 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Da Coyote
Oh YES, Mr. Obama, since the country isn't going down the crapper fast enough, let us help you add 11 to 20 MILLION new DemonRAT voters to the rolls. Thank you, sir, may we have another?

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20 posted on 01/30/2014 12:00:27 PM PST by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: xzins

What if he switches to Democrat?


21 posted on 01/30/2014 12:05:29 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: xzins

What if he switches to Democrat?


22 posted on 01/30/2014 12:05:35 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Gaffer
Oh, he's conservative all right. Just like McCain and the other RINOs they swing hard right about six months before any election and then once past the any election they go back to clubbing in DC.
23 posted on 01/30/2014 12:06:49 PM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: Gaffer; Jim Robinson

He’s a Senator. None of them are conservative.


24 posted on 01/30/2014 12:07:08 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: xzins; Vigilanteman

Would Jim Bunning have the guts to support Bevins, after McConnell ran him out of the Senate.


25 posted on 01/30/2014 12:08:55 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: jda

But you are arguing that no Republican should be challenged in the primary?


26 posted on 01/30/2014 12:10:18 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: xzins

If they defeat Bevin in the the primary, they’ll lose in November. Then the GOPe will lecture Kentucky conservatives for not supporting their moderate. “The most important thing is to keep the senate,” they’ll say. Their insistence on keeping the marble mouth, lobbyists’ best friend is why they’ll lose.


27 posted on 01/30/2014 12:13:24 PM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: xzins

Don’t worry. He has a PLAN! The plan is to pass amnesty to curry favor with illegal aliens!


28 posted on 01/30/2014 12:13:42 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: jda

Then the game the GOP is playing with us will continue forever.


29 posted on 01/30/2014 12:16:11 PM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: xzins

Sorry, but I don’t accept any polling data from PPP as legitimate... They are a left-wing Democrat “polling” firm with a left-wing agenda and routinely skew their polls heavily in favor of Democrats.


30 posted on 01/30/2014 12:17:24 PM PST by DestroyLiberalism
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To: nickcarraway

I read the comment and knew exactly what the poster was saying.

Take the RINO out in the primary if it can be done.


31 posted on 01/30/2014 12:19:20 PM PST by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
He has a PLAN! The plan is to pass amnesty to curry favor with illegal aliens!

And somehow, I detect that you think this is a bad idea? :-) /sarcasm.

32 posted on 01/30/2014 12:19:45 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: MplsSteve

(PPP) Pure Poppycock Polling also said that huckster was #1 amongst republican base voters and jebby bush-league is second. Cruz is around 96th. I’d believe carville before I’d believe anything PPP says... and I will NEVER believe a word that carville says.


33 posted on 01/30/2014 12:21:39 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: nickcarraway
No, just the opposite - the place to challenge RINOs is in the primaries. For instance, I am not supporting Cornyn in the primaries here in Texas. But, if unsuccessful in replacing the RINO in the primaries, we should then get behind the RINO in the election - for the most part, any Democrat will be even worse.

"Democracy demands an educated and informed electorate" - Thomas Jefferson

And, to me "electorate" means those who participate in the election process. So, to paraphrase: "Democracy demands the participation of those who are educated and informed."

34 posted on 01/30/2014 12:27:40 PM PST by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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To: demshateGod
Then the game the GOP is playing with us will continue forever.

Not if we systematically replace RINOs in the primaries and then help get them elected.

The alternative is to allow Democrats to be elected - that would be the only thing worse than electing RINOs.

35 posted on 01/30/2014 12:30:58 PM PST by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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To: nickcarraway
Jim Bunning never ever struck me as lacking in the guts department. I loved the guy because he was one of the few politicians who talked straight even if he rubbed quite a few people the wrong way.

I have no idea what he is doing now or how much cachet he still has with the Kentucky GOP. Does any Kentucky Freeper know?

36 posted on 01/30/2014 12:32:50 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: jda
The alternative is to allow Democrats to be elected - that would be the only thing worse than electing RINOs.

Disagree, my FRiend... I much prefer to have my enemies on the other team, not my own.

37 posted on 01/30/2014 12:35:45 PM PST by mn-bush-man
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To: xzins

A lot of these RINO would rather a DEM win than a Conservative. If they lose the primary to a Conservative, they will back DEM


38 posted on 01/30/2014 12:38:41 PM PST by 4rcane
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To: jda

We heard this argument used for decades. Nothing ever improve because we always pick lessor of two evils


39 posted on 01/30/2014 12:39:39 PM PST by 4rcane
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To: mn-bush-man; jda; P-Marlowe
The alternative is to allow Democrats to be elected - that would be the only thing worse than electing RINOs. Disagree, my FRiend... I much prefer to have my enemies on the other team, not my own.

I agree. Better to know your enemy than to have a supposed friend stab you in the back.

40 posted on 01/30/2014 12:40:19 PM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

PPP is Popular Front commie propaganda. This crap means either Republican wins by a margin of 8 points or more.


41 posted on 01/30/2014 12:40:37 PM PST by namvolunteer (Obama says the US is subservient to the UN and the Constitution does not apply. That is treason.)
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To: xzins

Goodbye to the gobbler!


42 posted on 01/30/2014 12:40:52 PM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: namvolunteer

Not so...early January polling by Republican firm had McConnell up by only 5. And that was down from 8 earlier.

He was slipping already.

And that’s with 8% for an independent and 13% undecided.


43 posted on 01/30/2014 12:42:51 PM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Da Coyote

Agree. Pass amnesty and the GOP is dead. Tens of millions of conservatives
will leave the party. Only the RINOS will be left.


44 posted on 01/30/2014 12:44:07 PM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: xzins

They got Jim Bunning to retire when he had numbers like this.

Unfortunately the “they” is mostly Mitch McConnell.

So “they” won’t be helpful this time.


45 posted on 01/30/2014 12:45:47 PM PST by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: jda

True,

But you don’t kill your party by passing amnesty.

Amnesty. A real party killer.


46 posted on 01/30/2014 12:46:01 PM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: 4rcane; All

So, we would be better off if the Dems had control of the House and the Senate???

I’m sorry, but I believe the lesser of two evils is better than the worst of two evils. I don’t like it either, but until conservatives can come together enough to replace RINOs in the primaries (which means agreeing on which conservatives to rally around), we will continue to be stuck with one of the two evils.


47 posted on 01/30/2014 12:53:12 PM PST by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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To: nickcarraway

Let him try. He will be Spectored. Mitch is only of value when he supports liberalism from the right side. They would drop him like a hot potato.


48 posted on 01/30/2014 12:59:28 PM PST by stilloftyhenight (Unite in the primary to unseat RINOs...staying home isn't an option.)
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To: jda

McConnell is not the lesser of two evils. He’s a traitor.


49 posted on 01/30/2014 1:06:23 PM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

The only chance Kentucky has to keep the democrats from gaining a senate seat this fall is by choosing Bevin over McConnell in the primary. If McConnell wins the primary republican voters will stay home for the general and Lundergan-Grimes will win. If Bevin wins the primary the opposite will occur: republican voters will turn out in droves and the democrats will stay home. Rand Paul needs to read the writing on the wall and help Bevin get elected.


50 posted on 01/30/2014 1:12:41 PM PST by lakecumberlandvet (Appeasement never works.)
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