Thanks to you and all of us DFA, Senator Mitch McConnell had a very bad week.
After we released polling showing McConnell losing his bid for reelection, their campaign spent the rest of the week on defense fending off question after question from the local Louisville Courier-Journal to the national U.S. News and World Report.
The Huffington Post, Politico, The Hill, Talking Points Memo, The Atlantic, Washington Times… if you name a major media outlet, they probably covered it. McConnell’s defense? “They have concocted another fictitious poll that has no basis in reality.”
Keep dreaming Mitch. As members of the media pointed out, our polling firm was “lauded for its accuracy during the 2012 election cycle.”
Oh, but it gets worse — for Mitch McConnell.
On the heals of our polling, a second poll was released showing the same results. Suddenly the campaign isn’t being quite so bullish to claim fraud and even the Cook Political Report, a prominent nonpartisan outlet that analyzes elections and is followed closely by the Washington establishment, moved the race into the “Toss Up” category.
The fact is five-term incumbent, Senate Minority Leader, king of the filibuster, and chief architect of Republican gridlock Mitch McConnell is losing his race for reelection in Kentucky.
This is a huge opportunity. If we can keep Republicans on defense, even in a red state, their path to winning control of the Senate gets that much harder.
This was a bad week for Mitch McConnell. Let’s make sure the rest of the year only gets worse.
Jay Henderson, Field Deputy
Democracy For America