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Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) Is Behind in Kentucky?: Live from The Roasterie LXXXXIII: February 10, 2014

Prairie Weather: Can Mitch McConnell survive so many hits?:

They're coming at him from all sides....

Republicans are buoyant they can capture the Senate this year – but will Mitch McConnell still be there as majority leader?... The Bluegrass Poll, conducted by SurveyUSA for several local TV stations and newspapers, showed McConnell trailing Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes by four points, 46 percent to 42 percent.... Maybe most troubling for the 29-year incumbent are his persistently low approval ratings — 60 percent disapprove of the job he’s doing in office — which make him as unpopular as Obama in the Bluegrass State. Fifty percent of Kentuckians also view McConnell unfavorably.... TheHill

Time reports that he's still a favorite, though favorite to whom remains a mystery.  The logic here seems overly sunny, maybe Koched up:

A new poll that shows Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell trailing his Democratic opponent.... McConnell’s spokeswoman told the Louisville Courier-Journal that the campaign was “very comfortable about where this race stands...”

McConnell took over from Bill Frist as head of the Republican Senate caucus at the start of 2007--and his strategy from the get-go was: total gridlock. The idea was that if government failed to function, voters would get angry at Democrats--the party of a working government--the Republicans would retake the Senate, and then he could do some legislatin'. Didn't work. I don't understand why his Republican colleagues haven't thrown him out of the Minority Leader's office already. And I don't understand why he doesn't recognize that, from the viewpoint of the voters of Kentucky, he is Washington--a dysfunctional Washington is a dysfunctional McConnell...

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