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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 01:04 PM

McConnell suggests Obama ‘manufactured’ poll to make him ‘most unpopular’ senator

A recent fundraising email from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s campaign suggested that President Barack Obama ordered the firm Public Policy Polling (PPP) to “manufacture” a survey that said the Kentucky Republican was the “most unpopular Senator in the country.”

A poll released by the left-leaning firm on Tuesday indicated that only 37 percent of Kentucky voters approved of McConnell.

“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 Nebraska’s Ben Nelson,” PPP wrote.

But in an email published by the Louisville Eccentric Observer on Thursday, McConnell campaign manager Jesse Benton implied that Obama and other Democrats had conspired with PPP to fix the poll.

“Barack Obama and his allies told us what they were going to do,” Benton wrote. “They think if they can manufacture a difficult re-election for Senator McConnell back home in Kentucky then they can push our Leader around in Washington.”

He continued: “The partisan PPP polling company, which has been used as a tool for Obama Democrats to manufacture circumstances that don’t exist all across the country, descended upon Kentucky to proclaim that Senator McConnell has a 37% approval rating. The poll is laughable. But, the liberal press is gobbling it right up.”

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Reply McConnell suggests Obama ‘manufactured’ poll to make him ‘most unpopular’ senator (Original post)
CatWoman Dec 2012 OP
NewJeffCT Dec 2012 #1
mindem Dec 2012 #2
Mz Pip Dec 2012 #17
otohara Dec 2012 #3
julian09 Dec 2012 #4
Third Doctor Dec 2012 #5
Ikonoklast Dec 2012 #6
PADemD Dec 2012 #7
ruffburr Dec 2012 #8
Arkana Dec 2012 #9
santamargarita Dec 2012 #10
louis-t Dec 2012 #12
budkin Dec 2012 #11
GoldenOldie Dec 2012 #13
Cali_Democrat Dec 2012 #14
Jim Lane Dec 2012 #18
Filibuster Harry Dec 2012 #15
Cha Dec 2012 #16
tarheelsunc Dec 2012 #19

Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 01:12 PM

1. and, the pre-election pollsters were in the tank for Obama, too

and, we all know how that turned out.

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 01:15 PM

2. My Grandpa would have said about McConnell

"That guy ain't wrapped too tight"

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Response to mindem (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:29 PM

17. Or as my mom would say

"What a piece of work!"

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 01:15 PM

3. Who Manufactured Ben Nelson's Bad Numbers?

from that liberal polling place

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 01:17 PM

4. 37% is more than he deserves, do horses vote in KY?

 

He failed in his #1 job of defeating Obama in 2012 election. Then he filibustered his own bill.

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 01:23 PM

5. A skewed poll right? The fact that this guy has not really governed or did any real

work for years is the reason for this. Why do RW Kentuckians keep electing him? That's another story. His first priority was to defeat Obama and not do his damned job in the case of a economic disaster caused by his party and he knew this

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 01:28 PM

6. Thin-skinned Turtle haz a sad.

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 01:29 PM

7. He's lucky they didn't poll the rest of the country.

His numbers would have been worse.

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 01:35 PM

8. HEY TURTLE BOY-

Your party's policies and platform Stink, You have proven yourself to be an Obstructionist and a Bigot, And both you and the republican party cant imagine how with all your manipulation and lies , How you and your party lost and lost all respect of clear thinking people in america , SO i really wonder how utterly STUPID you tea bag ass-hats really are!!!!

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 01:51 PM

9. "Circumstances that don't exist".

Right.

Just keep repeating it, Republicans. "November didn't happen. November didn't happen. November didn't happen."

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 02:08 PM

10. Turtle boy doesn't need any help there...

maybe if he had a chin...

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Response to santamargarita (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 02:11 PM

12. I figured it out, McConnel keeps punching himself in the face.

Goes to rest chin on fists, finds he has no chin, punches himself in face.

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 02:08 PM

11. So an accurate pollster is now partisan? Let's talk about some partisan polling shall we?

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Response to budkin (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 02:18 PM

13. No, it's true! You don't play well with others Mitch

and people really don't like you.

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 02:24 PM

14. Wasn't PPP one of the most accurate polls in the 2012 election?

I see McConnell has his tin foil hat on nice and tight.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #14)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 06:42 AM

18. Yes, PPP was more accurate than most, but with a slight bias toward ROMNEY.

From a recap of how several major pollsters performed:

Also noteworthy is that it is hard to find an article about the North Carolina PPP firm that doesn't describe it as "Democratic leaning." Actually, it had a 1.2% bias toward Romney. It overestimated his performance.

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 04:23 PM

15. Fix the Poll? Yeah right. Crying again. This is a guy who states that his #1 job is to make the

president a 1 term president on day 1 without any proposals from Obama. This guy really cares about this
country. And the countless # of filibusters used. And the president DID get re-elected so McConnell you didn't do your job -- so you should be fired.
And recently you filibustered your own bill.

OF COURSE YOU ARE THE MOST UNPOPULAR SENATOR. WHY WOULD ANYONE THINK OTHERWISE?

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:19 PM

16. "It's all Obama's Fault.. that mcconnell

SUCKS"

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 10:22 AM

19. He's right, that poll is manufactured.

No way his approval rating is 37%. More like 15% or so.

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