People of Kentucky Apparently Just Realized They’ve Been Voting Republican for Decades

By: Friday October 17, 2014 9:44 am

This chart shows why the DSCC’s decision to pull out of the Kentucky Senate race was inevitable for months. From Gallup: Remarkably, until just last year a plurality of people in Kentucky considered themselves leaning-Democrat even though they have not supported a Democrat for President or Senate in roughly two decades and the state has [...]

KY Sen: Obama Is a Big Burden for Alison Lundergan Grimes

By: Thursday September 4, 2014 11:48 am

The latest Kentucky poll from CNN/ORC found Sen. Mitch McConnell (R) with a modest four-point lead over his Democratic opponent Alison Lundergan Grimes. If the election were held today McConnell would get 50 percent of likely voters and Grimes would come in at 46 percent. One of Grimes’ biggest problems remains how deeply unpopular the [...]

The People of Kentucky Really Don’t Like Mitch McConnell

By: Friday February 7, 2014 10:44 am

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) is actually trailing in his re-election bid according to a new Bluegrass Poll conducted by SurveyUSA. The poll of registered voters found Mitch McConnell at only 42 percent support in the general election while his Democratic opponent Alison Lundergan Grimes currently has 46 percent. The problem for McConnell is [...]

McConnell Faces a Tough Re-election

By: Tuesday December 17, 2013 2:13 pm

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has really tough re-election ahead of him. Even though Kentucky is a reliably Red State his personal popularity in the state is terrible. According to a new PPP poll only 31 percent of voters approve of his job performance while 61 percent disapprove of it. As result McConnell is effectively [...]

Democratic Polls Show Mitch McConnell Narrowly Losing

By: Friday August 2, 2013 12:29 pm

If two new polls done for Democratically aligned groups and Democrat challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes are to be believed then Senator Mitch McConnell (R) is currently narrowly trailing in his Kentucky re-election bid. A PPP poll commissioned Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) and Democracy For America (DFA) found that Grimes with 45 percent compared to [...]

No Conservative Is Safe — Even McConnell Gets a Primary Challenger

By: Monday July 22, 2013 1:05 pm

Despite being a solid conservative, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is likely facing a Tea Party-aligned challenger in the Republican primary next year. From the Courier-Journal: A Louisville businessman has scheduled a press conference in Frankfort Wednesday to announce whether he’ll run for the U.S. Senate against Mitch McConnell in the 2014 Republican primary. A news [...]

McConnell: Obamacare Is Likely to Be the “Premiere Issue in the 2014 Election”

By: Monday July 15, 2013 11:11 am

Republicans have grown increasingly convinced that even after it is implemented the Affordable Care Act will remain a successful political weapon for them. Speaker John Boehner has scheduled a vote this week on the employer and individual mandates to try to embarrass House Democrats. On Meet the Press Senate Minority Leader called it the premiere [...]

How Staggered Senate Elections Are Causing a Serious Headache for Mitch McConnell

By: Friday July 5, 2013 11:49 am

Democrats are surprisingly excited that Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes decided to challenge Mitch McConnell (R) in next year’s Senate race. While she is technically a top tier recruit, if this were a normal election cycle or if all Senate races took place the same year, this announcement would not garner the same [...]

McConnell Calls Obamacare the Biggest Issue for 2014

By: Monday May 20, 2013 10:10 am

The GOP is convinced that the Affordable Care Act will remain a winning political issue for them. On Meet the Press Sunday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said it will be the “biggest issue” in the next congressional election. From Meet the Press: SEN. MCCONNELL: You know, I don’t know what the issues will be [...]

GOP Still Demanding Full Repeal of Obamacare

By: Monday April 1, 2013 1:32 pm

The re-election of President Obama nearly six months ago effectively doomed the Republicans’ last real hope of eliminating the Affordable Care Act before before it got fully implemented. It would be practically impossible to completely repeal it now. Yet on a rhetorical level the GOP refuses to acknowledge this fact. If anything the Republicans seem [...]

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