Bluegrass Blues For Grimes In Kentucky

Lexington Herald-Leader Headline: “Bluegrass Poll: Gaining Momentum, McConnell Holds 4-Point Advantage Over Grimes” (Sam Youngman, “Bluegrass Poll: Gaining Momentum, McConnell Holds 4-Point Advantage Over Grimes,” Lexington Herald-Leader, 8/30/14)

Among Likely Kentucky Voters, Sen. Mitch McConnell Holds A Four-Point Lead Over Alison Lundergan Grimes. (Bluegrass Poll, 569 LV, MoE 4.2%, 8/25-27/14)

  • McConnell’s Lead Has Expanded From A Two-Point Lead In July. “With less than 10 weeks until Election Day, the poll of 569 likely voters shows McConnell with a 4-point lead over Grimes, up from a 2 point margin a month ago. McConnell now leads Grimes 46 percent to 42 percent, with Libertarian candidate David Patterson at 5 percent.”(Sam Youngman, “Bluegrass Poll: Gaining Momentum, McConnell Holds 4-Point Advantage Over Grimes,” Lexington Herald-Leader, 8/30/14)

McConnell’s Campaign “Has Gained Momentum In The Last Month, Propelled By Huge Leads Over Democrat Grimes In Western And Eastern Kentucky And Among Men.” “The re-election campaign of U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has gained momentum in the last month, propelled by huge leads over Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes in Western and Eastern Kentucky and among men, according to a new Bluegrass Poll.” (Sam Youngman, “Bluegrass Poll: Gaining Momentum, McConnell Holds 4-Point Advantage Over Grimes,” Lexington Herald-Leader, 8/30/14)

  • “Despite Grimes’ Efforts To Target Female Voters, McConnell Continues To Poll Equally Well With Them — 45 Percent Chose Grimes, And 44 Percent Chose McConnell.” (Sam Youngman, “Bluegrass Poll: Gaining Momentum, McConnell Holds 4-Point Advantage Over Grimes,” Lexington Herald-Leader, 8/30/14)

Democrats Have A Reason To Worry: Obama Is Deeply Unpopular In Kentucky

57 Percent Of Kentuckians Hold An Unfavorable View Of Obama, While Only 29 Percent Have A Favorable View. (Bluegrass Poll, 647 A, MoE 3.9%, 8/25-27/14)

  • Among Independents, Obama Is Even More Unpopular, With 23 Percent Holding A Favorable View And 62 Percent Holding An Unfavorable View. (Bluegrass Poll, 647 A, MoE 3.9%, 8/25-27/14)
  • Even 35 Percent Of Kentucky Democrats Hold An Unfavorable View Of Obama. (Bluegrass Poll, 647 A, MoE 3.9%, 8/25-27/14)

On Both Foreign And Domestic Issues, Kentucky Voters Trust McConnell Over Grimes

44 Percent Believe McConnell Will “Most Effectively Fight For Kentucky’s Coal Interests,” While Only 22 Percent Favor Grimes. (Bluegrass Poll, 647 A, MoE 3.9%, 8/25-27/14)

43 Percent Trust McConnell On Foreign Policy, While Only 28 Percent Trust Grimes. (Bluegrass Poll, 647 A, MoE 3.9%, 8/25-27/14)

40 Percent Trust McConnell On The Economy, While 38 Percent Trust Grimes. (Bluegrass Poll, 647 A, MoE 3.9%, 8/25-27/14)

40 Percent Trust McConnell On Immigration, Compared To 32 Percent Who Trust Grimes. (Bluegrass Poll, 647 A, MoE 3.9%, 8/25-27/14)

Kentuckians Favor Republicans Over Democrats For Control Of The Senate In 2014

47 Percent Of Kentuckians Think Republicans Would Do A Better Job Controlling The Senate, While 43 Percent Favor Democrats. (Bluegrass Poll, 647 A, MoE 3.9%, 8/25-27/14)