Skip to comments.Kentucky Getting Ready to Ditch Mitch As Democrat Grimes Leads McConnell 48%-46%
Posted on 06/26/2014 8:30:20 AM PDT by cotton1706
What looked like it could be an anomaly is beginning to look like a real thing in Kentucky. The Democratic challenger to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Alison Lundergan Grimes, is leading in a new poll from Public Policy Polling (PPP) by 2 points, on the heels of McConnells primary win. Thats right if this is McConnells post-primary bump, hes in trouble.
The poll contains a flood of bad news for McConnell. Eighty-nine percent of respondents are more likely to vote for a candidate who will pass legislation to create jobs. By an 80%-14% margin, voters (including 70% of Republicans) want a candidate that will close tax loopholes on millionaires. Seventy-eight percent of voters want a candidate who will end gridlock and partisanship. Seventy-six percent want a candidate that will make sure that the rich and corporations pay their fair share of taxes, and by a margin of 63%-31% voters oppose cutting taxes for the wealthy and corporations.
Mitch McConnell opposes everything that Kentucky voters said they supported in the paragraph above. Whats even worse for McConnell is that voters strongly oppose what he supports. McConnell has been a vocal supporter of tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations. McConnell has personally blocked a wide range of job creation bills in the Senate, and he has publicly admitted that he is using gridlock as a strategy to destroy the Obama presidency.
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To Hell with the damn GOP.
Maybe, hopefully, one day people will eventually figure out that taxes on corporations are actually hidden sales taxes which end up hitting the little guy the hardest.
Sad to say, seeing McConnell defeated will make many FReepers happy.
I hereby create the FR Barn Burner Caucus. (I won’t join it.)
I hope it holds. McConnell needs to go, at all costs.
McConnell is an insidious and vile oligarch who should be removed from office, no matter what his party.
To reward him with reelection and with the Majority Leader position would be granting amnesty for all his treachery.
Have a good old time in the Ditch, Mitch. Ya son of a _____ .
I’d like the Rs to take the senate but it will be nice to see McConnell pleading for his base to come out.
To Hell with the damn GOP.
I am there with you now. After what mitch and the GOPe did in Mississippi, they have lost me for good.
This is awful.
Where’s Mitch going to have his scary “you had better do whatever we tell you to do” meetings?
I guess he can walk around his neighborhood telling the guys how to use their lawnmowers in a ‘better’ way. But that no-chin stuttering nice guy act he puts on for TV will get old very quick.
Works for me.
Wondering (hoping) if Cochran’s narrow escape might wake up any fence-sitters to the desperate skulduggery of the Haley Barbour GOP Establishment Propaganda Wing.
In other words, McConnell browbeat his RINO colleagues into spending money if not sweat on Cochran. Did they burn most/all of their powder up on that race to leave McConnell exposed?
Nothing in life is perfect, LEAST of all politics.
Perhaps I am suffering from blue state traumatic stress syndrome, but after putting up for more than twenty years of the likes of Boxer and Feinstein, McConnell and even Cochran look very good in comparison.
McConnell need to go. Better a DEM hold that seat than GOP. McConnell is sabotaging Conservatives by pretending to be on our side
If I could I might vote for a Dem just to get Graham and Mcconnell out.
Look, I have no love for Mitch, but this "poll" proves nothing. KY should have got rid of the guy in the primary, however...
Every single liberal republican needs to be politically destroyed at either the primary or in the general election.
GOOD I HOPE HE DOES LOSE
AND COCHRAN TOO
AND THAT GIRL LINDSAY GRAHAM TOO
TPubbies — vote for the same [McConnell, Cochran, etc.] and expect a different result or cross the aisle to clean the cesspool?
If the TPubbies stay irate, the GOP might see a repeat of 2012 and fail to get the Senate again.
Another session with Reid as Majority Leader or ‘vote for the same and expect a different result’? Which is the lesser of 2 evils there?
Wouldn’t that be priceless? Mitch looking at us with those puppy dog eyes, pleading for support from the Tea Party?