New poll has high negatives for the Democratic Senator….
The Democratic Senator is from a fossil fuel state….
Don’t matter what climate change push is in the media….
Joe Manchin IS a Democrat in a state that is strong lean RED/Republican…..
Manchin is the ONLY Democratic office holder working in Washington D.C….
Whewn Democrats where able to get manchin to vote for the Biden Inflation Legislation?
He put a political bullseye on his back from West Virginia Republicans….
Manchin was able to get a pipeline for the state in the Biden bill…
But, of course….GOPer’s ain’t talking about that….
Manchin has been walking a tightrope with Democratic pressure with their thin majority in Congress and his being the lone statewide Democratic at home….
His seat is up for a vote in 2024….
A new poll released Wednesday by Jackson County radio station WMOV 1360 AM and Oregon-based Triton Polling and Research found that U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is vulnerable after his support for the Inflation Reduction Act.
According to the poll, 66.1% of the 762 respondents had an unfavorable impression of Manchin, D-W.Va. Only 26.3% had a favorable impression of Manchin with just 3.8% unsure and 3.6% with no opinion either way.
The WMOV/Triton poll was conducted Aug. 24-26 with 3.5% margin of error. The poll was conducted by automated telephone, also known as interactive voice response (IVR).
The poll comes 24 days after the $737 billion Inflation Reduction Act was signed into law by President Joe Biden after Manchin and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., negotiated the latest version of what started out as Biden’s $1.75 trillion Build Back Better social spending bill.
The IRA includes $437 billion in spending on new investments in clean energy, climate change mitigation, healthcare and prescription drug price reform, and funding for western drought resiliency. It also includes $300 billion for reduction of the national deficit….
Manchin has stood by his work on the IRA, claiming it will save West Virginians money and reduce the effect of inflation if not the rate of inflation. He also used the IRA as a way to secure commitments from Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to move a bill later this month to reform the permitting process for natural gas wells and pipelines, including the long-delayed Mountain Valley Pipeline.
High-profile Republicans, such as 2nd District Rep. Alex Mooney, have attacked Manchin for his support of IRA, even cutting a TV ad and writing op-eds. GOP leaders at the West Virginia Republican Executive Committee Summer Meeting in August made defeating Manchin – the last remaining statewide elected Democratic officials — when he is up for a third six-year term a top priority.
Despite having a low favorability number, Manchin picks up support when compared to possible 2024 challengers. The WMOV/Triton poll looked at some hypothetical matchups between Manchin and prominent Republican leaders in West Virginia.
If the election were held today, Republican Attorney General Patrick Morrisey would beat Manchin 49.5% to 36.2%, with 9.4% choosing to support a different candidate and 4.9% unsure. Morrisey challenged Manchin for the U.S. Senate in 2018, losing by three points. Manchin received 49.6% of the vote, while Morrisey received 46.3%…..
Progressive’s have NO Love for Manchin….
But Democrats in Congress NEED Manchin’s votes….
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Thursday blasted the side deal that Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) struck earlier this summer to pass a controversial proposal to make it easier to develop fossil fuel-based energy projects.
Schumer told reporters Wednesday that he plans to attach Manchin’s permitting reform bill to the stopgap spending measure that needs to pass by Sept. 30 to prevent a government shutdown….