Skip to comments.McConnell in trouble in Kentucky senate race (Only 45-44 over Democrat; 51% Disapproval Rate)
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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PPP is Popular Front commie propaganda. This crap means either Republican wins by a margin of 8 points or more.
Goodbye to the gobbler!
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.
Agree. Pass amnesty and the GOP is dead. Tens of millions of conservatives
will leave the party. Only the RINOS will be left.
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.
But you don’t kill your party by passing amnesty.
Amnesty. A real party killer.
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.
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.
McConnell is not the lesser of two evils. He’s a traitor.
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.
Step up, Paul, campaign for Bevins.
I agree. McConnell will lose against Grimes.
And even if by some miracle he were to win, how would that hurt Rand Paul. Committee assignment? Oppose him for a repeat as republican leader in the senate.
Election help? He found against Paul tooth and nail in the last election. Paul shouldn't expect any help there.
Ditto for my impending votes, and for the sentiments...except that ANY Democrat will be even worse, simply because their mere presence is another vote for Harry Reid and all Democrat-nominated judges and justices.
You vote for your favorite candidate in the primaries, and if that vote isn't successful then you vote for the lesser of 2 evils in the general. Not the ideal, but politics is about what is possible, not what is perfect. As General George S. Patton, Jr. observed, "The perfect is the enemy of the good."
Mitch could probably save himself if he stops amnesty and embrace conservative principles, sort of a death bed conversion, but I doubt that he is smart enough to figure that out. So to hell with him and Boehner too!
Yes, but he’s a Phillipe Petain traitor; not a Vidkun Quisling traitor.
This time we will be better we promise.
Mark Warner and Nancy Reagan killed of Oliver North's political ambition.
There is no lessor of two evils, there is evil and good, better figure out which side you want to be on, because this rodeo is winding down.
Time to see if Rand Paul is his own man, or his old man?
You’ve got to watch Libertarians. They are the spoilers of conservatism. Just ask Ken Cuccinelli of Virginia.
No offense intended, but anyone who has been paying the least bit of attention knows that Paul has been strongly and actively backing McConnell's campaign - even appearing with him to big press event recently where McConnell went and officially filed his papers for re-election...so he's clearly taken a side.
Its not like he owes anything to McConnell. McConnell fought for Pauls opponent against Rand Paul tooth and nail during Pauls campaign in Kentucky.
McConnell did not get involved until about he last month of the campaign - and by that point it was too late...certainly nothing that could described as "tooth and nail." However, McConnell did fight for Paul tooth and nail in the general election.
Folks, we don't lend ourselves credibility by not being informed. Just because you don't like someone doesn't mean it is permissible to take liberties like this with the facts.