West Virginia Senate: Early Polling Looks Good for Manchin

A new “Public Policy Polling survey in West Virginia finds Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) leading a possible challenge from Shelley Moore Capito (R) by nine points, 50% to 41%,” Political Wire reports.

"Against a couple other potential Republican opponents we tested — new Congressman David McKinley and his opponent from last year, Raese, Manchin leads by considerably more dominant margins. It’s 57-28 over McKinley who a majority of voters in the state still don’t have an opinion about yet. And it’s 60-31 over Raese, whose favorability rating with the state’s voters is now an awful 30/52 spread. That’s definitely not the direction Republicans want to go in again."

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