Mitch McConnell has been the Republican leader in the Senate for ten years.
He’s fought to maintain the establishment’s death grip on power and now he is working to thwart Donald Trump’s agenda.
But a new poll had him panicking over the thought that his days are numbered.
In the Alabama Republican Senate runoff, Judge Roy Moore is trouncing Luther Strange, the McConnell backed incumbent.
A brand new Strategic National poll found Judge Moore trouncing Strange 52-36.
“Moore, per a new poll from the firm Strategic National, is up at 51 percent while Strange still lags under 40 at just 36 percent. The poll shows 14 percent are undecided.
The survey of 800 likely voters, conducted Sept. 6 to Sept. 7, has a margin of error of 3.5 percent. It’s the latest in a long line of polls showing Strange, who was appointed into the U.S. Senate seat vacated by now Attorney General Jeff Sessions earlier this year, significantly underwater.
What’s more, Strange’s favorability rating is in the gutter. A whopping 44 percent total have either a very or somewhat unfavorable view of Strange—staggeringly high numbers inside his own party. Meanwhile, Moore remains very popular as well more than a majority—a solid 62 percent—have either a somewhat or very favorable view of the conservative anti-establishment candidate.
This is the second poll out on Monday that shows Moore with a substantial double-digit lead over Strange. The other one, an Emerson College Polling Society survey, showed Moore with a 14-point lead. That poll also showed Moore outperforming Strange against Democrat Doug Jones in the general election. Other recent polls have shown similar commanding leads for Moore over Strange.”
Moore has made his promise to vote against McConnell for Majority Leader a centerpiece of his campaign.
And it’s paying off big league.
Trump’s pollster – John McLaughlin – released a poll showing 63 percent of Republicans want to replace McConnell and Speaker Paul Ryan.
If Judge Moore can win the September 26th runoff, his anti-McConnell stance could inspire pro-Trump primary challengers in Arizona, Nevada and possibly Mississippi and Tennessee to adopt a hard line position of opposing McConnell for Majority Leader.
Judge Moore recently announced a “money bomb” campaign ahead of the September 26 run-off, which you can contribute to here.
Will this be the end of Mitch McConnell as Republican leader?
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