Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Mitch McConnell Most Unpopular Senator in the Country

Some fine work being done by McConnell campaign manager, Jesse Benton.

According to Public Policy Polling:
PPP's newest poll of the Kentucky Senate race finds that Mitch McConnell continues to rank as the most unpopular Senator in the country, and that several Democrats are within striking distance of him in head to head match ups. 
36% of voters approve of the job McConnell is doing to 54% who disapprove. That -18 net approval is the same as we found in December when he was at 37/55. McConnell gets tepid approval from Republicans (53/34) while meeting with disapproval from most Democrats (23/69) and independents (32/54)[...]
[Democrat] Alison Lundergan Grimes, despite having only 50% name recognition, comes within 4 points of McConnell at 45/41. She's gained a little bit of ground on him since our December poll that found him with a 47/40 advantage. And former Congressman Ben Chandler trails McConnell just 46/41. Ed Marksberry, the only announced Democratic candidate in the race at this point, trails the incumbent 46/35.
Given his mediocre numbers with Republican voters, McConnell faces some level of vulnerability even in a primary contest. Just 46% of GOPers say they would like for McConnell to be their candidate again next year, compared to 32% who say they would prefer someone more conservative. 

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