The Corner

Rasmussen Poll Shows Bevin Outperforming McConnell Against Democratic Challenger

Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell still maintains a comfortable lead over his primary opponent, businessman Matt Bevin. But while most polls show McConnell leading Bevin by a wide margin, the latest Rasmussen survey shows him doing better than McConnell would in a general-election matchup against Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes. (Previous polls have showed them performing similarly against her.) In a head-to-head race, Bevin leads Grimes by four points, 40 to 36 percent; McConnell is running even with Grimes, with each commanding 42 percent of the vote. 

Republicans will select their nominee in a May 20 primary. McConnell remains the strong favorite in the Republican contest, but the latest poll does suggest that Bevin and his Tea Party–fueled attacks against the Senate majority leader are picking up some steam. 

In the general election, President Obama is likely to drag down the Democratic nominee: Right now, 60 percent of likely voters in Kentucky disapprove of his job performance, compared with 51 percent of likely voters nationally. 

Most Popular

Politics & Policy

When the Tide Comes In

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is Jonah Goldberg’s weekly “news”letter, the G-File. Subscribe here to get the G-File delivered to your inbox on Fridays. Dear Reader, “Save Ike from the Kikes.” I’d better explain. This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of the Nazi troll armies’ march ... Read More
Film & TV

Celebrity Activists Do Not Help

Michelle Williams, an actress, has decided to become a spokesman on the issue of pay inequality in her profession, and appears this month on the cover of Vanity Fair with a headline to that effect. This decision follows what she describes as a humiliating episode in which she learned in the pages of USA Today ... Read More
Culture

Washington in the Flesh, Almost

Canova's George Washington at the Frick Collection is the zenith of the museum's signature exhibition style. It's small, fewer than 20 objects. It's focused. It examines the creation of Antonio Canova's full-length sculpture of George Washington in Roman costume from 1821. It was Canova's (1757–1822) sole ... Read More