Yes it's early and not entirely fair to pitch an incumbent against a generic savior, but this, for Mitch McConnell, from a Louisville Courier-Journal poll, is bad:
With his re-election bid just a year away, those opposed to U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell outnumber his supporters 2-1 among Kentucky voters....
[Thirty-four] percent said they plan to vote against McConnell--while just 17 percent say they will vote to give him six more years. Forty-four percent said they will wait to see who is running against him before deciding.
So the Senate minority leader's top priority now shifts from burning Obama to saving his own butt by protecting his right flank, which in turn imperils even the most digestible bipartisan cooperation on, say, immigration or gun control. And that, combined with Speaker Boehner's ineluctable bunker mentality, promises two more monotonous years of 2010's election results.
Perhaps I'll take up writing movie or restaurant reviews.