Kid Rock is leading the polls all summer long.
The country rocker, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, might actually have a shot at a Michigan Senate seat if he decides to run as a new poll shows him in the lead in the GOP Primary, according to a new poll by the Trafalgar Group.
Kid Rock, 46, who has been an outspoken Republican for years, leads current Democratic Sen. Deborah Stabenow 49.62%to 46.1%, according to 1,708 likely voters who were surveyed.
“A general election with Kid Rock and Stabenow could be close and fun to watch,” Robert Cahaly, a senior strategist with the group said in a statement. “The debates would truly be ‘the greatest show on Earth’ and the uncensored version could be a pay-per-view blockbuster.”
Kid Rock announces Senate run
A separate survey conducted by Target-Insyght, which polled 800 potential voters, showed Rock trailing Stabenow 50% to 42%, but leading the next-closest GOP candidate by 17%, according to the Los Angeles Times.
On July 12, the “All Summer Long” singer put rumors to rest by confirming that he was in fact running for Senate and tweeted out a link to KidRockforSenate.com.
On Wednesday, he set up a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization to promote voter registration, but took a step back and said he was still mulling over a possible Senate run.
The “Bawitdaba” rocker — who was born and raised in Michigan — said he continues to examine if he would actually have the full support of the people to follow through with a run for office.
Kid Rock launches 501(c)(4) ahead of possible Senate run
“One thing is for sure though …The democrats are ‘shattin’ in their pantaloons’ right now…and rightfully so!,” Richie said in a 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 mthrf—s.”
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