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Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:05 PM

Ashley Judd Trails Mitch McConnell By 4 Points In Senator's Internal Poll

Source: The Huffington Post



An internal poll from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's campaign shows him leading actress Ashley Judd by 4 points in a potential matchup for the Republican's Kentucky Senate seat.

The poll, by Republican firm Voter/Consumer Research, demonstrates that McConnell's camp is taking the possible challenge seriously. While the details were not publicly released, a memo of the results was provided to outlets including Politico and The Washington Post.

Its release comes weeks after McConnell's campaign mocked a survey by the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling that found the same 4-point margin.

McConnell's campaign manager, Jesse Benton, had panned PPP's results, saying, "It speaks volumes that even a liberal Democrat pollster with an agenda to make Mitch McConnell look bad still can't find an opponent who can lead him in Kentucky."


Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/21/ashley-judd-mitch-mcconnell_n_2345006.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003



McTurtle's own numbers match PPP's from earlier this month.
She hasn't even announced and Ms. Judd already has the race down to low single digits in two polls.

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Reply Ashley Judd Trails Mitch McConnell By 4 Points In Senator's Internal Poll (Original post)
Adenoid_Hynkel Dec 2012 OP
elleng Dec 2012 #1
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #32
elleng Dec 2012 #33
Fantastic Anarchist Dec 2012 #47
JEB Dec 2012 #2
ReRe Dec 2012 #12
catbyte Dec 2012 #3
xtraxritical Dec 2012 #28
elfin Dec 2012 #4
dlwickham Dec 2012 #5
DollarBillHines Dec 2012 #6
Blasphemer Dec 2012 #38
NewJeffCT Dec 2012 #8
dlwickham Dec 2012 #17
cosmicone Dec 2012 #23
caraher Dec 2012 #24
xtraxritical Dec 2012 #29
Adenoid_Hynkel Dec 2012 #41
xtraxritical Dec 2012 #42
Kolesar Dec 2012 #43
xtraxritical Dec 2012 #46
Brother Buzz Dec 2012 #7
ReRe Dec 2012 #11
Gman Dec 2012 #9
xtraxritical Dec 2012 #30
Gman Dec 2012 #35
ReRe Dec 2012 #10
SCVDem Dec 2012 #13
dhol82 Dec 2012 #14
Adenoid_Hynkel Dec 2012 #19
merrily Dec 2012 #20
TDale313 Dec 2012 #26
wordpix Dec 2012 #22
UnrepentantLiberal Dec 2012 #15
xtraxritical Dec 2012 #31
UnrepentantLiberal Dec 2012 #34
R. Daneel Olivaw Dec 2012 #36
Blasphemer Dec 2012 #39
R. Daneel Olivaw Dec 2012 #40
frylock Dec 2012 #16
blackspade Dec 2012 #18
Bozita Dec 2012 #21
NBachers Dec 2012 #25
TDale313 Dec 2012 #27
R. Daneel Olivaw Dec 2012 #37
Mr Peabody Dec 2012 #44
tabasco Dec 2012 #45

Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:10 PM

1. Looks good to me!!!

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:08 PM

32. Hi Elleng...

Mitch goes..Ashley grows! Forward!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #32)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:09 PM

33. SURE hope so!!!

And she won't have to rely on DNC for funds, I expect.

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Response to elleng (Reply #33)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 03:55 AM

47. I hope not

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:11 PM

2. Ditch Mitch!

Retire the turtle.

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Response to JEB (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:37 PM

12. I do like your...

..."Ditch Mitch!" That sounds like a real good campaign slogan to me!

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:13 PM

3. Hmmm, a smart, sexy, intelligent woman vs. Yertle the Turtle's evil older brother...

Are they sure he's 4 points ahead?

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Response to catbyte (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:59 PM

28. What does Nate Silver say?

 

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:13 PM

4. This is insanely GREAT! Eom

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:14 PM

5. she doesn't have a shot

While the PPP poll gave McConnell an abysmal 37 percent approval rating, the Voter/Consumer Research survey showed him with a much healthier 51 percent approval rating. It also suggests that some of Judd's positions could make her highly vulnerable. McConnell's lead jumped to 20 points after voters were read some of her positions, according to Politico



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Response to dlwickham (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:18 PM

6. Unfortunately, I have to agree.

Kentucky is red as hell.

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Response to DollarBillHines (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 01:03 AM

38. Maybe if she tried a House race first...

Especially if she managed to win a tough district, she'd have the credibility to try for a Senate run in a few years. However, right now, I think she'd be shredded to pieces given what we know of her politics.

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Response to dlwickham (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:22 PM

8. Not many Democrats have a shot in Kentucky

so, why not take a page out of the Republican playbook and get a celebrity to run.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:04 PM

17. there's a Democratic governor in Kentucky

so a Democrat can win but as much as I LOVE Ashley Judd, she can't without changing a lot of her positions on things like MTR which I hope she never does

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Response to dlwickham (Reply #17)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:39 PM

23. what is MTR? n/t

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Response to cosmicone (Reply #23)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:44 PM

24. mountaintop removal

She's been a strong activist against that practice

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Response to caraher (Reply #24)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:02 PM

29. Why can't posters type a few letters? Do we have to be mind readers? Grade school english please.

 

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Response to xtraxritical (Reply #29)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 01:21 AM

41. it's a commonly-used abbreviation

no need to get snippy about it

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Reply #41)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 03:10 AM

42. No need to be lazy and snippy.

 

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Reply #41)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 07:38 AM

43. He's Xtra Critical...eom

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Response to Kolesar (Reply #43)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 04:45 PM

46. It's simple English - if you want people to know what you mean. Oh you're too cool and PC?

 

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:21 PM

7. Imagine the shift in the polls when she actually tosses her hat in the ring

That seat is gonna flip. Bank on it.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:33 PM

11. You Betcha!

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:30 PM

9. When the McConnell campaign did "push polling" on her based on how McConnell framed the issues

she's behind 20 points or more, according to an article yesterday.

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Response to Gman (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:03 PM

30. Those are McConnell's stats.

 

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Response to xtraxritical (Reply #30)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:47 PM

35. Exactly, meaning they will run attack ads to drive down her positives

and they know now how to do it. Any way you slice it, it'll be a hard uphill battle for Judd.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:31 PM

10. Go Ashley!

When was the last time you ever heard Mitch McConnell mention the state of KY?? It's time for Mitch to go. Ashley loves her home state of Kentucky. And her home state loves her. I hope like Hell she runs. If she's only 4 points behind him in the polls and she hasn't even given any indication that she will run yet, I say that's pretty good odds. And KY knows "odds." We have got to turn these red states to periwinkle!
Go Ashley!

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:38 PM

13. Romney leads Obama by 5 points!

I will only believe Nate.

Mitch must go!

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:39 PM

14. hey


she hasn't even begun to run. wonder what the numbers will be if she actually starts a campaign. and, gets her hollywood and nashville friends to stump for her?

they seem to really be scared. nice.

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Response to dhol82 (Reply #14)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:16 PM

19. word is McConnell is consulting with Master Splinter

and trying to come up with a good smear strategy for this challenge:

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Reply #19)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:25 PM

20. Oddly, he is more appealing in that photo than he is in real life.

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Response to merrily (Reply #20)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:48 PM

26. + 1

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Reply #19)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:31 PM

22. haha, thanks for the laugh

you could change the banner to "Old Age Mutant Rethug"

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:46 PM

15. Senator Judd!

 

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #15)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:06 PM

31. Ashley in Kentucky and Ben Afleck in Massachusetts!

 

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Response to xtraxritical (Reply #31)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:20 PM

34. Cool.

 

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Response to xtraxritical (Reply #31)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 12:08 AM

36. Is there any word of an Afleck run or is that just speculation?

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Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Reply #36)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 01:05 AM

39. Speculation at this point. He won't confirm or deny interest... nt

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Response to Blasphemer (Reply #39)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 01:11 AM

40. Would he need to team up with Matt Damon in order to have a debate?


They could have a dialog while ignoring Scott Brown...or whomever is the GOPig candidate, insult the hell out of the Republicans and entertain the audience.

Kevin Smith could be the campaign director.

It would be better than listening to Scott Brown wank about what a fu@king patriot he is.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:57 PM

16. i didn't think it would be possible for me to have an even bigger crush for her..

but here we are. she rocks!

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:09 PM

18. That is not a good sign for turtleman.

Ashley only running 4 pt behind in an internal poll?

ouch.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:24 PM

21. Mitch is Bill Slowsky's cousin




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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:45 PM

25. She sure does the thing, doesn't she?

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:50 PM

27. Would love to see her run.

Either this time or against Rand Paul. She'd be great.

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Response to TDale313 (Reply #27)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 12:09 AM

37. It would be great to see less republicans and more Judd.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 10:28 AM

44. All of her nude films may prove to be a negative or at least a distraction for many Kentuckians ...

 

was tempted to post photos but did not...

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Response to Mr Peabody (Reply #44)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 01:37 PM

45. Pukes might get the vapors!

If they see some titties!

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