CHARLESTON, WV — Today, Public Opinion Strategies released new polling in the West Virginia Senate race showing the contest between Manchin and Morrisey to be almost even after Saturday’s Kavanaugh vote. The Public Opinion Strategies poll conducted this week is in line with recent polling in the race showing the campaign either tied or within the margin of error.
“As West Virginia voters learn more about Joe Manchin’s record of being a dishonest Washington liberal who stood with Obama for gun control, and supported Hillary Clinton for President, they know he can’t be trusted,” said Morrisey for Senate spokesperson Nathan Brand. “This race will come down to who voters trust to stand with President Trump, and the choice is clear: Morrisey is the Trump endorsed candidate while Joe Manchin is one more vote for Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi’s resist and obstruct circus.”
Read Roll Call’s story about the poll here or check out excerpts below.
GOP Poll Puts Morrisey and Manchin Almost Even After Kavanaugh Vote
By Simone Pathe
October 10, 2018
A new Republican poll of the West Virginia Senate race shows a tighter race between Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin III and Attorney General Patrick Morrisey.
Manchin led Morrisey 41 to 40 percent in the survey conducted for the National Republican Senatorial Committee and Morrisey’s campaign and obtained first by Roll Call.
Public Opinion Strategies surveyed 600 likely voters from Oct. 7-9, with 40 percent of interviews over cell phone. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.
The poll went into the field the day after the Senate voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Manchin was the only Democrat to vote for Kavanaugh on Saturday.
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