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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 04:42 PM

Senator Ashley Judd? New poll shows the actress trails Mitch McConnell by just 4 points

A new poll shows that the actress trails Mitch McConnell by just 4 points in a hypothetical Senate race

BY JILLIAN RAYFIELD


A new poll from PPP shows that in a hypothetical match-up between actress Ashley Judd and Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Judd is only behind by four points.

Judd, who says she is considering a run in 2014, is trailing 47-43 percent behind McConnell, who happens to be the most unpopular senator in the country.

From PPP:

Only 37% of Kentucky voters approve of him to 55% disapprove. Both in terms of raw disapproval (55%) and net approval (-18) McConnell has the worst numbers of any of his peers, taking that mantle from Nebraskaís Ben Nelson.

McConnell is predictably very unpopular with Democrats (23/73). But his numbers are almost as bad with independents (33/58) and even with Republicans heís well below the 70-80% approval range you would usually expect for a Senator within their own party (59/28).


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more:
http://www.salon.com/2012/12/11/poll_ashley_judd_trails_mitch_mcconnell_by_only_four_points/

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Reply Senator Ashley Judd? New poll shows the actress trails Mitch McConnell by just 4 points (Original post)
DonViejo Dec 2012 OP
TForbster Dec 2012 #1
DollarBillHines Dec 2012 #2
rachel1 Dec 2012 #3
DollarBillHines Dec 2012 #4
Bake Dec 2012 #8
bigdarryl Dec 2012 #15
Cha Dec 2012 #5
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #9
Cha Dec 2012 #11
ROBROX Dec 2012 #6
Bluenorthwest Dec 2012 #7
brooklynite Dec 2012 #10
Bjorn Against Dec 2012 #12
dsc Dec 2012 #13
CTyankee Dec 2012 #14
davidpdx Dec 2012 #16
Liberal_Stalwart71 Dec 2012 #17

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 04:53 PM

1. Spam deleted by SidDithers (MIR Team)

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 05:12 PM

2. And she hasn't even started to run/campaign.

With her charisma, she could probably mop the floor with Cabbage Patch.

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Response to DollarBillHines (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 05:38 PM

3. +1

Considering that the repukes were beaten badly in November I can see the same thing occurring in 2014.

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Response to rachel1 (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 05:54 PM

4. We know Ashley and Dario

They are big fans of our wines and we hang out when Dario is racing at Sonoma Raceway.

She is the real deal.

She drives a pickup truck, too.

Ashley will kick his ass in a one-on-one.

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Response to DollarBillHines (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 09:54 PM

8. Easy to say that, but I live in Kentucky.

My state, sadly, seems to get redder by the day.

Many of us have wanted to "ditch Mitch" for years. We ran Steve Beshear (our current Gov) against him and lost. I'm not optimistic about Ms. Judd's chances, once Mitch starts spending money and campaigning. I hope I'm wrong.

Bake

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Response to DollarBillHines (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:56 AM

15. Just remember its Kentucky

I'm still not convinced she could win in that state as a female and a democrat on top of that regardless of turtle faces bad numbers

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 05:56 PM

5. Just by being Ashley!

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Response to Cha (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 10:17 PM

9. Bio...

Education
Ashley Judd attended the University of Kentucky and was supposed to graduate in 1990, but didn't have enough credits. In 2007, she returned to complete her degree in French, with four minors. She is an alumna of Kappa Kappa Gamma and a Phi Beta Kappa nominee and was an honors program student at the University of Kentucky.

To further her career as a political activist, in 2009 Judd enrolled in the Harvard Kennedy School's Mid-Career Master in Public Administration (MC/MPA) program. The program is geared toward enhancing public service careers and moving them toward a public or non-profit leadership position.

Humanitarian Efforts
Judd's contribution to earthquake relief in Haiti includes an auction held on e-Bay. John Calipari, basketball coach for Judd's alma mater, University of Kentucky, held an auction as part of "Hoops for Haiti" that featured an exclusive dinner at the coach's house with Calipari, his wife and Judd. Judd's personal chef will cater the affair.

Judd was outraged at the aerial killing of Alaska's wolves, promoted by former Governor, Sarah Palin. The Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund and Judd began a campaign to stop Palin's wolf slaughter.

On the list of charities and foundations that Judd supports are the Children's Medical Research Institute, YouthAIDS, Malaria No More, SixDegrees.org, Five & Alive, Listen Campaign, Jeans for Genes and Population Services International.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:23 PM

11. Thanks she.. And she's Supportive of President Obama's..

Accomplishments.. being a realist and all.. and very humble..

On stage this afternoon, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand encouraged you to run for Senate. Is politics in your future?

Itís obviously very honoring that a lot of people encourage me to run. What Iím most interested in is being helpful and of service; thatís the greatest match with my skill set and the career that Iíve createdóand I donít just mean as an actor, because thatís more of a distraction at this point. Iím just interested in whatís the best use of me, and right now, the best use of me is working in international development, and doing the kind of work that I do in the U.S.


http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/09/06/exclusive-ashley-judd-on-why-she-s-voting-for-obama-gop-s-war-on-women-more.html


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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 06:21 PM

6. THIS LADY WILL DO SO MUCH GOOD

 

I think Ashly will bring new ideas to the senate and she could go FAR. It just depends on how many millions the GOP will spend to support this LAME DUCK.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 06:31 PM

7. I'd vote for Ashley, she's just great. She'd serve the people with courage.

nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:21 PM

10. You'll understand if I don't get worked up about a non-existent celebrity campaign two years early

When she calls me to ask for money and can tell me why she wants to run, I'll take it seriously.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #10)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 12:26 AM

12. I would not call it a non-existent campaign

These are not just rumors, she has actually already taken the first steps towards running for office and the very early stages of the campaign are taking place right now. While it has not officially been called a campaign she has already been meeting with officials and has even hired opposition researchers. She is not ready to announce her plans yet, but she certainly seems to be making preparations to make that announcement. The big question is not whether or not she runs for office, but when she runs for office. She will most likely go against McConnell, but she could decide to wait until 2016 and run against Rand Paul instead. Either way however her ambitions for political office are real, while her campaign may not be official yet it is happening in the background.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 12:32 AM

13. For a majority leader those are pretty bad numbers

I can understand her not running but if these numbers continue I hope she does.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 02:07 AM

14. another liberal woman in the senate! Just what this country needs!

I hope this could be true...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 07:56 AM

16. I'd do anything to help her

Even if I had to take off my clothes. It would be hard, but I'd take one for the team.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 11:10 AM

17. Loved it how Tweety rooted for her last night on his show.

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