Joe Manchin should be winning the race for his Senate seat, but a poll shows the GOP candidate is neck and neck with him:
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) are in a dead heat for the West Virginia Senate seat, according to a poll released on Thursday.
A survey commissioned by 1892 Polling for Morrisey’s campaign revealed that Morrisey and Manchin are tied with 45 percent. The 1892 Polling survey found that ten percent of voters remain undecided. The margin of error for the poll is 4.4 percent.
The poll also finds that Morrisey leads amongst independent voters by four points—41 to 37 percent; however, 22 percent of independent voters have yet to make up their minds.
Thursday’s poll also found that President Donald Trump has a 57 percent approval rating and 38 percent view Trump unfavorably. Trump won West Virginia during the 2016 presidential election by more than 40 points.
Other polls in the West Virginia race have Manchin leading against Morrisey. An Emerson survey released in September found that Sen. Manchin leads by 12 points, while a MetroNews poll found that the West Virginia Democrats leads by eight points. Overall, RealClearPolitics has Sen. Manchin leading by 9.3 points in the polling average of the Senate race.
Let’s hope the 1892 survey is correct.