Pollsters, pundits and a personal view
It certainly wasn't a landslide (4%) but Joe Manchin won reelection.
What did the exit polls find?
The Manchin-Morrisey election was decided by voters 39 and under, said professional pollster Rex Repass. Manchin won 60 percent of these voters, according to exit polling by Edison Research.
In all other age . . .
A summary of Republican Patrick Morrisey's answers: Hillary Clinton. That's no exaggeration, I think he said her name at least 50 times. Joe Manchin's best response all night was when he pointed out that "Hillary Clinton is not on the ballot."
A summary of incumbent Democrat Joe Manchin's answers: . . .
Democrat Joe Manchin's lead on Republican Patrick Morrisey has moved to 16% according to a poll just released by WSAZ-Gray television:
The poll indicates that Manchin leads Morrisey by 16 percentage points, 52-36. That's double the margin of a WSAZ poll released on Oct. 1. The previous poll showed Manchin leading 46-38.
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The Morrisey campaign appeals to Trump's low information voter
Morrisey and Trump lie about their support for pre-existing conditions
President Trump is right. I have always supported protecting those who need help the most, including those with preexisting conditions. Manchin lies and tries to scare voters because he’s just another dishonest Washington liberal. #wvsen https://t.co/rkYfpyeAGH— AG . . .
Manchin, Capito and a coat-hanger councilman
AP suggests that Senator Manchin faces a "firestorm" for his vote
From the Associated Press earlier today:
Democrat Joe Manchin faces firestorm at home after voting for Kavanaugh
Here's the key paragraph:
A day after Manchin broke with his party on what may be the most . . .
I will vote to support Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. pic.twitter.com/1FfuMTOZz8— Senator Joe Manchin (@Sen_JoeManchin) October 5, 2018
As the New York Times reports:
Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh appeared destined for final confirmation to the Supreme Court after two key undecided senators — Susan Collins of . . .
From Senator Capito:
My full statement on my support for Judge Brett Kavanaugh and my decision to vote to confirm him to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court: pic.twitter.com/kwvvGYXb6C— Shelley Moore Capito (@SenCapito) October 4, 2018
Senator Manchin is still undecided. Here is the most recent report from two hours ago:
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