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Wicker campaign releases polling memo, video

Wicker campaign releases polling memo, video

by Joe Arnold


Posted on September 21, 2012 at 9:20 AM

Updated Friday, Oct 18 at 3:34 AM

(WHAS11 Political Blog) --Republican Congressional candidate Brooks Wicker's campaign has released an internal poll memo which suggests vulnerabilities in incumbent Congressman John Yarmuth's re-election bid.

Yet.the memo does not mention the name or viability of Wicker, himself.

Yarmuth job approval:

Approve        50%

Disapprove  18%

Neutral           32%
Opinion of Yarmuth?

Positive       45%

Negative      34%

Should Yarmuth be reelected?

Yes:   44%

No:     56%

Generic congressional ballot:

Republican    40%

Democrat        32%

Undecided      28%

The Polling was conducted by Louisville, KY based VictoryPolling. 

"That he didn't release head to head numbers tells you all you need to know about where the race stands," said Elizabeth Sawyer, Yarmuth's campaign manager.

 Meanwhile, Wicker's campaign has released a new video that uses Yarmuth's response at a health care town hall to illustrate that Yarmuth "admitted he had no idea how to pay for his votes."

In a letter to supporters, Wicker campaign manager Michael Wray writes:

"Under Yarmuth, the national debt has increased by a shocking 86%. Louisville has faced record unemployment rates. Mr. Yarmuth even voted against small business tax relief. Time and again, he’s put his political ideology before the interests of the people he represents."