"House and Senate Race Roundup: Polls, polls, polls
Fri Oct 10, 2008 at 10:54:49 AM PDT
KY-Sen: Large, large trouble for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
"First, Democrat Bruce Lunsford's internals show a three-point race:
"Garin Hart Yang for Bruce Lunsford. Likely voters. MoE 4.4%.
McConnell (R) 48
Lunsford (D) 45
"Not bad, not bad at all.
"Even Mitchie's own polling shows him falling like a stone, leading by single digits, and under 50% against Lunsford:
"Voter/Consumer Research for Mitch McConnell. 10/5-8. Likely voters. MoE 3.6%. (9/7-9 results)
"McConnell (R) 47 (52)
"Lunsford (D) 38 (35)
"Considering that Mason-Dixon and SurveyUSA both have Lunsford within the margin of error, there doesn't seem to be much doubt that McConnell is in serious trouble.
"Second, Republicans in the Senate are already preparing for the doomsday scenario of losing their Dear Leader:
"Schumer said Wednesday that Kentucky and Georgia — where GOP Sen. Saxby Chambliss is in an unexpectedly tough race — are now on his radar as potential pickups given recent polling.
""They’re both tied. Our private polling mirrors the public polling that these are even-steven races. We believe we can win in both of those states. We’re devoting resources to them. In fact, you can go on our Web site. Our first Kentucky ad starts today," Schumer said.
"And with voters nationwide increasingly unhappy with incumbents, particularly of the GOP variety, Republicans for the first time are quietly grappling with the possibility that they could face a 60-vote Democratic majority in the Senate and a potential leadership shake-up in November."
Let's Ditch Mitch.