McConnell Unpopular in KY, Corbett Unpopular in PA
We seem to be getting a small uptick in the amount of state polling as we hit the end of the first month of 2013. At least things will start to get a little busier around here.
Maybe Mitch McConnell is not the most popular guy in the state of Kentucky, but I am not taking this new poll from Survey USA as seriously as apparently the Louisville Courier-Journal seems to take it. Here are the results on how voters in Kentucky view Mitch McConnell.
US SENATE – KENTUCKY (Survey USA)
For Mitch McConnell, no matter who he runs against 17%
Against Mitch McConnell, no matter who runs against him 34%
Depends on who is running against him 44%
This poll was done January 24-27 among 609 registered voters. I still think if McConnell is the Republican nominee, he wins this rather easily. The real question is, do self-proclaimed conservatives decide they would rather “send a message” in a primary and thereby throw yet another US Senate seat into the waiting arms of Democrats with an unelectable candidate. Democrats are planning to help as much as they can.
Republicans will likely want to hang onto this seat in Kentucky since Republican voters might end up throwing away a winnable seat in Iowa….
Meanwhile in Pennsylvania, we have new job approval numbers for Republican Governor Tom Corbett from Quinnipiac University showing he is back underwater in his job approval.
PENNSYLVANIA GOVERNOR TOM CORBETT – JOB APPROVAL (Quinnipiac)
This poll was done January 22-27 among 1221 registered voters. According to Public Policy Polling’s twitter feed, we should start seeing some new polling numbers from Texas at some point today.