Popular musician Kid Rock announced he was flirting with the idea of a Michigan senate position earlier this year and recent polls show him to be far ahead in the Republican primary.
His early popularity is telling, especially since Rock, formally known as Robert Ritchie, still hasn’t officially tossed his name into the ring, and has mostly focused on starting a non-profit to encourage voter registration. Rock has noted on his website the need to encourage people to get registered to vote and that barriers to participation in democracy is a problem for voters of both parties, not just liberals.
“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,” Rock said. “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.”
The Trafalgar Group poll shows Ritchie has a chance to at least beat out other Republican contenders, and then possibly upset incumbent Democrat Debbie Stabenow in the general election. The musician leads among potential Republican candidates with 49.62 percent. In second is “undecided” with 28.10 percent. Overall Stabenow leads with 43.37 percent and Ritchie is at 41.17 percent. However, when including voters who are leaning towards either candidate, Ritchie leads with 48.6 percent and Stabenow is at 46.09 percent.
“One thing is for sure though…The democrats are ‘shattin’ in their pantaloons’ right now…and rightfully so!,” Richie said in the statement. “We will be scheduling a press conference in the next 6 weeks or so to address this issue amongst others, and if I decide to throw my hat in the ring for US Senate, believe me… it’s game on mthrfkers.”
The poll was conducted between July 25 and July 27. There were 1078 respondents and it has a margin of error of 3.06 percent.
In December, Kid Rock caused quite a stir on social media regarding the recent launch of his Donald Trump apparel.
Kid Rock told Rolling Stone earlier in 2016 “I’m digging Trump. Let the business guy in there,” he added. “It’s not really working too well running it not like a business. I mean, what business f—ing survives when they’re f—ing broke?”
Some fans are angry over the singer’s support of the President, while others were excited to purchase his apparel:
— Kid Rock (@KidRock) December 5, 2016
— Matthew Altruda (@TreeTownSound) December 6, 2016
SADLY,I LIVE IN MANHATTAN (THE HEART OF DUMBFUCKISTAN) SO I WOULD GET KILLED BY THOSE “TOLERANT” LIBS IF I WORE ANY OF EM
— SUMMER IS TRUMPING (@Mattwoodnyc3) December 6, 2016
Going out to buy all your wears. MAGA! Don’t listen to these snot nosed snowflakes who cry at the first sign of opposite opinion.
— Deplorable Forty (@Fortybrandon) December 6, 2016
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