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Thu Jun 11, 2020, 12:34 PM

Amy McGrath Takes Narrow Lead Over Mitch McConnell in Kentucky Senate Race, Poll Shows

https://www.newsweek.com/amy-mcgrath-takes-narrow-lead-over-mitch-mcconnell-kentucky-senate-race-poll-shows-1509691

Democratic senatorial candidate Amy McGrath appears to have a very narrow lead over Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky's race, according to a recent poll.

The polling, which was conducted by RMG Group, shows McGrath, a former Marine fighter pilot, with the support of 41 percent of voters, while McConnell is backed by 40 percent. However, the polling also showed that when voters are informed that McGrath supports congressional term limits while McConnell does not, her lead over the Republican jumps significantly.

With the candidates' positions on term limits factored in, McGrath was backed by 45 percent of respondents, while McConnell was supported by just 30 percent. But 17 percent of those surveyed were still undecided, and 8 percent said they'd vote for a different candidate.

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Reply Amy McGrath Takes Narrow Lead Over Mitch McConnell in Kentucky Senate Race, Poll Shows (Original post)
lagomorph777 Jun 11 OP
soothsayer Jun 11 #1
hlthe2b Jun 11 #2
empedocles Jun 11 #7
comradebillyboy Jun 11 #11
redstatebluegirl Jun 11 #21
Thekaspervote Jun 11 #23
panader0 Jun 11 #12
IronLionZion Jun 11 #19
George II Jun 11 #25
gratuitous Jun 11 #3
Mike 03 Jun 11 #5
jimfields33 Jun 11 #6
beachbumbob Jun 11 #10
jaxexpat Jun 11 #26
idziak4ever1234 Jun 11 #4
bronxiteforever Jun 11 #8
Lucinda Jun 11 #9
quaint Jun 11 #13
R B Garr Jun 11 #14
SiliconValley_Dem Jun 11 #15
Cha Jun 11 #16
maxsolomon Jun 11 #17
Hermit-The-Prog Jun 11 #18
ananda Jun 11 #20
saidsimplesimon Jun 11 #22
coti Jun 11 #24
PRETZEL Jun 11 #27
IronLionZion Jun 11 #28

Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 12:36 PM

1. Wowza!

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 12:38 PM

2. I don't understand why the sudden push to defeat her in primary. She seems to be doing well

against that cretin, McConnell and has quite the resume.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 01:06 PM

7. Good question

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 01:12 PM

11. She's not pure enough for AOC and Bernie. They would rather

lose with a leftie than win with a moderate. It's why AOC will never be a leader in the Democratic party.

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Response to comradebillyboy (Reply #11)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 02:55 PM

21. You are absolutely right. I have a family member in Kentucky, she is a BS supporter.

I had my last conversation with her a few weeks ago and she told me she would not vote for Biden or any of the "regular democrats". I said great, call me when you sober up.

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Response to comradebillyboy (Reply #11)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 03:09 PM

23. Oh you nailed that one! She doesn't seem to learn that politics is not about purity

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 01:17 PM

12. What you said.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 02:49 PM

19. Some red state moderates will never be liberal enough for some coastal liberals

They probably don't consider that liberal for Kentucky is a bit different from liberal for NYC or Vermont

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 03:15 PM

25. I suspect those that are pushing her primary opponent really don't want to see Democrats win.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 12:39 PM

3. This is going to be a tough race

McConnell will use every means at his disposal, fair or foul*, to save his seat. A shit-ton of money is going to be poured into Kentucky to prop up McConnell. And the natural inclination of a large segment of the population is to keep the incumbent. Those are some tough hurdles to clear for any candidate.

But it's encouraging that the polls are this close. It should be alarming to McConnell that there are still a lot of "undecideds."

*Mostly foul.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 12:45 PM

5. Yes, I recall what the McConnell campaign had planned for Ashley Judd

if she challenged him. Ugly stuff.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 01:06 PM

6. I don't like the total of 81 percent or undecided number. It's high.

The numbers need tightened to 55-45 for McGrath.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 01:09 PM

10. McConnel sitting at 40% is never good for incumbent,

As for the push by the progressive arm of the Democratic Party to not have McGrath, they often confuse their ideology with reality in winning in a red state. I dare say, we do not need litmus test for who runs as a democrat.

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Response to beachbumbob (Reply #10)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 03:16 PM

26. They may be confusing the value of another progressive senator.....

vs the value of removing republicans from the position of senate majority while removing McConnel from the senate itself.

Logic is hard for some to square with their passion.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 12:42 PM

4. I love it when they use those wild eyed pictures of him in ads

It makes him look like a looney tune!

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 01:07 PM

8. Kick and recommend. I love this!

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 01:08 PM

9. May her lead grow

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 02:05 PM

13. GOTV

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 02:13 PM

14. K&R!

Wow

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 02:16 PM

15. we live in California and my wife just donated $100 to Amy McGrath

let us hope she pulls this off and we blue tsunami Mitch and GOP majority out of the senate.

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Response to SiliconValley_Dem (Reply #15)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 02:26 PM

16. Thank your wife for that, please!

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 02:29 PM

17. Oh, it's a long long while from May to December

But the days grow short
When you reach September

as Maxwell Anderson and Kurt Weill would say.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 02:34 PM

18. Save the world: DITCH MITCH!

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 02:49 PM

20. Wow! Just donated again.

I sure hope she wins!

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 03:00 PM

22. Ditch Mitch, send her some love.

It is time to send the turtle packing his bags and off to his dacha in Russia or China. His dirty money should buy his family a warm welcome in Siberia. (hyperbole on my part, hoping and dreaming..)

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 03:13 PM

24. Putin won't let this happen, but I would love it. nt

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 03:19 PM

27. This far out and this close is a good sign imho

That means that the Russian National Committee will be pumping a ton of money where they never thought they would have too.

And it will become even sweeter if we turn the Senate and he gets relegated to Minority Leader. That is, if he becomes Minority Leader.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 03:22 PM

28. Ironically, having a liberal challenger in the primaries may help

win over some GOP voters who've had enough of Mitch.

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