The same pollster who was mocked for predicting that then-Republican candidate Donald Trump would win the presidency over Hillary Clinton has found that rockstar Kid Rock will dominate the 2018 Michigan GOP Senate primary and defeat incumbent Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.).
Robert Cahaly last year predicted that Trump would win major swing-states that he eventually won including Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, Florida and others. Cahaly also correctly predicted the correct number of Electoral College votes that Trump won: 306.
Now, Cahaly is predicting that Kid Rock, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, will defeat Stabenow by nearly three points in next year's Michigan Senate race.
Cahaly's poll shows Richie earning 48.6 percent of the vote while it shows Stabenow winning just 46 percent.
Breaking @trafalgar_group #2018 #midterm #misen new #poll results @KidRock - Ritchie 48.60% @SenStabenow Stabenow 4… https://t.co/yk3RZmMpeX— Robert C. Cahaly (@Robert C. Cahaly)1501251213.0
The poll also showed that Ritchie will dominate his Republican competition in next year's primary.
According to the poll, Ritchie leads all other potential candidates by a whopping 40 percent. His closest competitor is Lena Epstein, a 35-year-old GOP businesswoman. Ritchie leads Epstein 49.6 percent to 9.4 percent.
Breaking @trafalgar_group #2018 #gopprimary #misen #poll @LenaEpstein 9.4 @JohnJamesMI 7.1 @KidRock 49.6 &… https://t.co/sJb6J0VnqO— Robert C. Cahaly (@Robert C. Cahaly)1501253146.0
Ritchie announced his intention to run earlier this month. At first, many thought it was a marketing ploy to sell merchandise, but Ritchie has been very clear that he is serious about improving the lives of his would-be constituents.
He even said this week that part of his campaign will involve him helping Michiganders register to vote so their voices can be heard.
As part of the excitement surrounding this possible campaign, I decided to take a hard look to see if there was real support for me as a candidate and my message or if it was just because it was a fresh new news story. The one thing I've seen over and over is that although people are unhappy with the government, too few are even registered to vote or do anything about it. We have over a year left until an actual election, so my first order of business is to get people engaged and registered to vote while continuing to put out my ideas on ways to help working class people in Michigan and America all while still calling out these jack**s lawyers who call themselves politicians.
During this time while exploring my candidacy for US Senate, I am creating a 501(c)(4) - a non-profit organization for the promotion of voter registration. Not only can I raise money for this critical cause, but I can help get people registered to vote at my shows. Since the announcement, the media has speculated this was a ploy to sell shirts or promote something. I can tell you, I have no problem selling Kid Rock shirts and yes, I absolutely will use this media circus to sell/promote whatever I damn well please (many other politicians are doing the same thing, they just feed you a bunch of bulls**t about it). But either way, money raised at this time through the sale of merchandise associated with this very possible campaign will go towards our 'register to vote' efforts.
And no doubt, Ritchie will prove to be a formidable challenger to Stabenow as he is very popular among Michiganders and is known for putting his money where his mouth is by investing in his home state. He lives in Michigan and is a native of Romeo, a town just north of Detroit.
In fact, Ritchie already has Democrats worried about 2018. Just after announcing his Senate bid, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent out an email blast to raise money for Stabenow and herself, warning Democratic donors that Ritchie's Senate chances aren't far-fetched, citing President Donald Trump's rise to the White House.