GOP Senate Leader McConnell hurting in polls in KY over support for Bush and war

McConnell is up for re-election. This is getting interesting.

More than half of Kentucky voters disapprove of the way Sen. Mitch McConnell has handled legislative issues regarding the post-war occupation of Iraq, see the war as “not worth” it and are torn over McConnell’s overall performance as senator, according to newly released poll figures.

The statewide Herald-Leader/Action News 36 poll, which was conducted last week and included 600 likely voters, found that 55 percent of those polled disapprove of McConnell’s position on Iraq while 38 percent approve and 7 percent are undecided.

Similarly, 57 percent of Kentucky voters polled said the war wasn’t worth the loss of life and expense while 32 percent feel the war effort was worth it and 11 percent are unsure. Voters are split on McConnell’s job performance with 47 percent approving, 44 percent disapproving and 9 percent unsure.

But I’m sure the Republicans feel that losing every election in 2008 is a small price to pay for victory in Iraq.

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