POLL: Kid Rock Trails Dem Incumbent By 18 Points

The Hill reports:

Possible GOP Senate hopeful Kid Rock is trailing Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) by double digits in a new poll. The musician, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, trails the senior Democratic senator from Michigan, 52 to 34 percent, in a hypothetical match-up, according to a Media Research Group poll released early Thursday.

MRG’s president, Tom Shields, said Ritchie has so far been unable to translate his star power into support among voters. “Kid Rock would have an uphill climb against Stabenow if he were serious about getting into the race,” Shields said in a statement.

Last week Rock denounced transgender rights during his Detroit concert.