Skip to comments.Rasmussen Poll Shows Bevin Outperforming McConnell Against Democratic Challenger
Posted on 02/03/2014 5:45:30 PM PST by cotton1706
Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell still maintains a comfortable lead over his primary opponent, businessman Matt Bevin. But while most polls show McConnell leading Bevin by a wide margin, the latest Rasmussen survey shows him doing better than McConnell would in a general-election matchup against Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes. (Previous polls have showed them performing similarly against her.) In a head-to-head race, Bevin leads Grimes by four points, 40 to 36 percent; McConnell is running even with Grimes, with each commanding 42 percent of the vote.
Republicans will select their nominee in a May 20 primary. McConnell remains the strong favorite in the Republican contest, but the latest poll does suggest that Bevin and his Tea Partyfueled attacks against the Senate majority leader are picking up some steam.
In the general election, President Obama is likely to drag down the Democratic nominee: Right now, 60 percent of likely voters in Kentucky disapprove of his job performance, compared with 51 percent of likely voters nationally.
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You’ve been busy tonight!
“Youve been busy tonight!”
I was busy at work today and didn’t get to do my usual story search. So I’m catching up, and was very happy to see so many stories on McConnell likely losing his primary. I can’t see or read or post enough of them. I hope everybody’s enjoying them as much as I am!!
Same here. Can’t read enough of them.
Link is bad.
Amen! Just hope KY folks don’t overlook the importance of the primary. Looks Bevin is closing the gap, and hopefully he’ll get the financial support needed.
We may lose another Senate seat in Georgia.
Michelle Nunn, daughter of Sam Nunn, a “moderate” Democrat with state wide name recognition, is leading all GOP primary candidates.
Voter turn out is the key.
If Georgia Blacks and Hispanics turn out at the same rate white Republicans turn out, that seat is GONE.
This is huge....Bevin has a better chance of keeping the seat GOP than McConnell does.
GOP Media needs to get behind Bevin, and force McConnell to drop out...if they truly want the seat to stay GOP
McC people are committed no matter what even if it means losing in November.
You can’t trust voters who inflicted GA Jimmuh on the nation.
They don't, if it means a conservative occupying the seat
Not 4% point but 6% point according to Rassmussen.
He was elected governor in 1970 when the Old South still elected many, many moderate Democrats.
2014 is a new chapter in a new book.
40% of eligible voters are non-white, and they vote 80% Democrat.
If Blacks and Hispanics turn out in high numbers, that means white voters must vote close to 75% Republican to win.
Whites in Atlanta tend be more liberal than the rest of the South, so trying to hit that 75% number is going to be really tough.
Oh.... don't worry. We're ON IT! :-)
>> Just hope KY folks dont overlook the importance of the primary.
Please don’t tell me its. PPP push poll !
second blacks don’t show up at midterm elections.
It's hard to do a push poll on head to head match ups.
Here's the question, for four different GOP candidates:
“If the candidates for U.S. Senate this fall were
Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican Paul
Broun, who would you vote for?”
I'm not qualified to comment on how representative the polling sample is, so maybe that's flawed.
It will come down to Black turn out in 2014.
Less than 40% of eligible Black voters turned out to vote for Obama in 2012.
The Democrat Party has targeted Georgia for total focus on turn out in 2014.