Mitch McConnell HAD to know he was on shaky ground from the jump….
Never mind all the pundits….
He’s been aggressive against a Ashley Judd run and now he’s done the same against Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes…..And to the mix he’s now being primaried from the RIGHT by a rich guy from Connnecticut….
Not a Good Day for the GOP Senate Minority Leader….
Not at all…..
For what may be the first time in U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell’s long Senate career, a Democratic poll shows him trailing a challenger.
The poll, conducted by Public Policy Polling, a Democratic firm from North Carolina, found that Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes leads McConnell 45 percent to 44 percent in the 2014 race for the U.S. Senate.
The poll, a telephone sampling of 1,210 Kentucky voters, has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.8 percentage points, which means the race is essentially a dead heat.
The poll was commissioned by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee and Democracy For America, two organizations that oppose McConnell. The survey was conducted between July 19 and July 21.
The poll also found that 51 percent of voters oppose McConnell’s job performance while 40 percent said they favor his performance.
The New York Times polling blog, fivethirtyeight.com, ranked PPP as the 15th most accurate public pollster in the 2012 presidential election. Despite being a Democratic pollster, the blog found that PPP overestimated Republican nominee Mitt Romney’s performance by 1.6 percentage points.
Jesse Benton, McConnell’s campaign manager released a statement criticizing the poll. “George Soros and the Obama Allies are up to their same old tricks. They have concocted another fictitious poll that has no basis in reality, held it for ten days, and released it at the perfect time in the news cycle to help their upstart liberal candidate. This poll has zero credibility and should be ignored out of hand,” he said…..
In this post and here at the Dog there is a effort to go after the poll and PPP…..
(PPP ‘s last poll showed a tie between the two)
We ALL have differences with polls….
But Mitch McConnell has trouble on his hands….
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