Soon after the May 8th Republican primary, WPA Intelligence released data that posted Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R) to a 46-44% slight lead over Sen. Joe Manchin (D), as we previously reported in the BIPAC Rundown. Yesterday, Sen. Manchin released his own poll that provides a much different perspective of the impending general election. According to the Senator’s internal Global Strategy Group survey (5/13-16; 600 WV likely voters), he leads Mr. Morrisey, 50-42%. But, the totals are a bit surprising when seeing Sen. Manchin receive support from only 70% of Democrats, but then picking up 29% of Republicans. While the Democratic support number appears low, the Republican defection figure seems high.
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