Friday, December 27, 2013

Uh Oh Mitch, Kentucky Senate Race Looks Like a Toss Up

My favorite polling outfit, Public Policy Polling, reports:
PPP's newest Kentucky poll finds that Mitch McConnell is the least popular Senator in the country and as a result Alison Lundergan Grimes is remaining very competitive with him, even as Democrats have struggled nationally over the last couple months.

Only 31% of voters approve of the job McConnell is doing to 61% who disapprove. He's only on narrowly positive ground with Republicans at 47/41, and he meets with nearly universal disapproval from independents (22/66) and Democrats (19/75). Attack ads in recent months have taken their toll on Grimes' image too- where in May she had a 34/24 favorability rating, now she's dropped a net 16 points to 31/37. She was at almost break even with Republicans in the spring at 26/30 but is now at 10/53.

McConnell leads Grimes just 43/42 head to head. McConnell's 43% standing is the same as where we found him in October, while Grimes has seen a slight decline in her support from its previous 45% mark.

McConnell campaign manager Jesse Benton.


  1. Do not forget about Matt Bevin. Mitch has to beat him in the primary.

  2. not a real fan of Mitch either, but I would hate to be the reason the dems retained control of the senate in 2014 by putting Grimes in office in his place, so I would vote for a snake before I would allow that to happen.