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It's not that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell hasn't demonstrated time and again that he's an asshole, but rather:

McConnell 2014 Campaign Manager Jesse Benton accused the Democratic-affiliated firm, Public Policy Polling (PPP), of having “an agenda to make Mitch McConnell look bad:

It speaks volumes that even a liberal Democrat pollster with an agenda to make Mitch McConnell look bad still can’t find an opponent who can lead him in Kentucky. This Democrat poll has a long-held reputation for skewed approval numbers and that’s obviously the case here since there is no poll, public or private, that has shown Senator McConnell’s approval ratings anywhere near where PPP suggests"

Ha Ha. McConnell doesn't need any help from a polling firm, or Democrats for that matter, to "look bad" to anybody who's been paying attention.

Not to mention:

In fact, PPP has a sterling reputation for accuracy: an independent academic analysis found that PPP polls were the third-most accurate in the 2012 election.
But because a couple of other recent polls by SurveyUSA showed that less people think McConnell is an asshole (though still an asshole, mind you), the PPP poll must be skewed:
And while Benton is correct that two other recent polls,conducted by SurveyUSA, found higher support for McConnell, those polls surveyed voters who they expected were likely to vote in two years while PPP surveyed registered voters. SurveyUSA was tied with seven other firms for 12th most accurate in 2012.
This sounds familiar. Where have I heard this line of reasoning before?



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