All errors should be reported to

Thursday, June 28, 2018

More bad news for Manchin

Democratic Senator Joe "Which Way the Wind Blows" Manchin is at the nadir of his popularity.

A Democrat poll shows 48% of the state views him unfavorably. Only 39% have a favorable opinion.

Good luck on that re-election.

To be fair, the PPP poll shows him 5 points ahead of Republican Attorney General Patrick Morrisey in their race, but only because the poll shows Don Blankenship has an 11% share of the vote.

At 40%, Manchin in the two-and-a-half way race, Manchin is closer to Natalie Tennant territory than Byrdville. In 2014, she had the worst showing ever by a West Virginia Democrat Senate candidate.

Manchin's unfavorables are a point behind Jumbo Jim Justice, the governor who was elected as a Democrat, now claims to be a Republican, and governs like an absentee landlord. He owes so much in taxes that if he ever paid them, the state could give teachers a pay raise.

His unfavorables are at 47%, while his favorables are at 27%.

President Trump is at 64% favorable, 30% unfavorable. We're Trumpiest state in the whole U.S.A.

The poll results are here.


Please enjoy my books in paperback and on Kindle.

Trump the Press covers the nomination.

Trump the Establishment covers the election.

Fake News Follies of 2017 covers his first year as president.

For autographed copies, write me at


  1. I was thinking about how the vote for a replacement for Justice Kennedy might play out and the most interesting scenario is what happens if the Republicans have enough votes to confirm without the vulnerable Democrats (Manchin, Heitkamp, etc.)

    How do those guys vote in that situation? As their constituents desire or as their party masters command? It would be interesting to see.

  2. The vote ain’t gonna happen before the midterms, and then Mitch will delay through the Christmas break (that oughta be fun to watch) until the new Senators, including Patrick, are seated.

    1. Hmmm. That's basically what I said yesterday, but for a different reason, and you didn't agree. - Elric

  3. Elric, my brother, I looked thru all my posts from yesterday and find no evidence of dissing you. Please elaborate, friend.

    1. "Supreme Court Vacancy Could Re-Elect Manchin." 7:06 p.m.

      I could have read it wrong. I reckon it could be read as agreeing. Maybe the heat is getting to me. - Elric

  4. Manchin is going to be twixt a rock and a hard place with Anthony Kennedy's retirement.

  5. I thought Blankenship couldn’t run since he lost in a primary? Is it being contested?

  6. Morrisey's favorable/unfavorable numbers are worse than Manchin's.