It looks like the voters of West Virginia may finally be catching on to the bait-and-switch game that Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) has been hustling them with for years.
Finally, Joe Manchin has become vulnerable in an election.
Manchin has caved to Biden on virtually every issue since he came into office.
With Democrats using reconciliation and Manchin now working against fossil fuels to line his campaign coffers, his polling numbers have dipped massively.
Time to Go, Joe
In the latest Jackson County radio station WMOV 1360 AM and Oregon-based Triton Polling and Research, Manchin has a disapproval rating worse than Joe Biden’s.
Of the 762 people surveyed, 66.1 percent have an “unfavorable” view of Manchin.
His “favorable” rating was a mere 26.3 percent.
People have finally had time to digest what Manchin has been doing, including signing off on the bogus $737 billion Inflation Reduction Act.
Included in that bill was a massive $437 billion check for clean energy.
When you consider West Virginia makes its living on fossil fuel production, well, Manchin is working directly against the people that voted for him.
Manchin is up for re-election in 2024.
If that election were held today, he would get trounced by state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey.
Polling showed Morrisey winning 49.5 to 36.2 percent.
There is obviously a huge chunk remaining (14.9 percent support a different candidate or are undecided), but Manchin would have to win them all over to even have a shot against Morrisey at this point.
Another possible opponent would be Rep. Alex Mooney, who is also beating Manchin.
Mooney is up 44.9 to 37.9 percent.
Governor Jim Justice would beat him 46.5 to 32 percent, but Justice has not expressed an interest in running for a Senate seat, at least not yet.
So, it would appear that even though Republicans may lose the Senate in 2022, they could take it back in 2024.
Even that is no longer as certain as it was just a few weeks ago.
Several Republicans that were trailing in key battleground states, all Trump candidates, have come roaring back to either take the lead or pull within striking distance of their Democrat opponents.
November is going to be a slugfest.
Source: Parkersburg News and Sentinel