Skip to comments.Kentucky: McConnell and Grimes Neck and Neck for U.S. Senate
Posted on 05/13/2014 11:29:49 AM PDT by smoothsailing
May 12, 2014 by Marist Poll
Among registered voters in Kentucky including undecided voters who are leaning toward a candidate, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell receives 46% to 45% for Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes. One percent supports someone else, and 8% are undecided.
*Party ID. More than eight in ten Republicans 83% support McConnell while 75% of Democrats back Grimes. A notable 19% of Democrats are for McConnell compared with only 9% of Republicans who support Grimes. McConnell edges Grimes, 46% to 41%, among independent voters.
Gender. There is a gender gap. 51% of men support McConnell while 40% are for Grimes. Among women voters, 49% are for Grimes compared with 42% for McConnell.
Against Republican businessman Matt Bevin, Grimes has the support of 46% of registered voters in the state including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate compared with 37% for Bevin. One percent is for another candidate, and 15% are undecided.
Low Favorability and Approval Ratings for McConnell Grimes Unknown to Many
45% of Kentucky adults have an unfavorable opinion of Mitch McConnell. 39% have a favorable impression of him while 13% are unsure how to rate him. Among registered voters, 46% have a negative opinion of McConnell. 42% have a positive one, and 11% are unsure how to rate him.
When it comes to McConnells job performance, 45% of Kentucky residents disapprove of how he is currently doing in the United States Senate. 39% approve, and 16% are unsure. Among registered voters in the state, 46% give McConnell low marks. 41% are pleased with his performance, and 13% are unsure.
Looking at Grimes, 36% of Kentucky residents have a positive impression of her and 23% have a negative one. 14% have never heard of Grimes, and 27% are unsure how to rate her. Among registered voters, 39% have a favorable opinion of Grimes while 24% have an unfavorable one. One in ten 10% has never heard of her, and 27% are unsure how to rate Grimes.
McConnell Outdistances Bevin in GOP Primary for U.S. Senate in Kentucky
In the race for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Kentucky, Senator Mitch McConnell leads his closest competitor, Matt Bevin, 57% to 25%, among likely Republican primary voters including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate and those who voted early or by absentee ballot.
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Great. This is what you get when milquetoast RINO’s run. Same diff as the Dim.
"The secret to happiness is freedom...
And the secret to freedom is courage."
I hope Bevin pulls it out somehow
Morons in KY are going to pick Mitch... again... and he’ll lose. 2014 is going to be a fiasco
Wouldn’t it be better if Grimes won? Seriously, wouldn’t this be a wake up call to the RINOs?
Not in my world, I loathe Democrats.
The poll shows Bevin losing worse than McConnell to the Dem....
As usual, it looks like what was a sure thing for the GOP is over.
No Senate control.
Well, six years later the only thing that's happened is that Obama is causing massive suffering. Let's please not make those same types of mistakes again.
No, they’d actually rather have a fellow statist win in order to increase the power that they get a slice of,
than to have a conservative win that would reduce that power.
Again, the poll shows Bevin losing WORSE.
I’m voting for Bevin in the primary. If he loses, I’m voting for Grimes in the general. I don’t just want to vote against McConnel. I want to vote for the person most likely to win against him. I want him OUT, even if it means sending a Democrat to the senate. Even if it means giving up a chance at a republican majority.
Never going to happen. They will just move further left.
37% + 15% undecided
It is still possible although unlikely.
Good. The GOPe will push amnesty anyway. The heck with their getting control
Let em figure out that they need the base. The republican base is the only force that cares anything about the future of the country. And we should just start calling the GOPe the Chamber Party that’s whom they work for. So they were republicans when they took office
The young republicans can move in
Not gaining the senate in mob is no big deal Just an amateur theory
Republicans (GOPe that is) in power are dangerous enablers of BO
They'll continue to play the "Glad Game" all the way to November.
Yeah, but it ain’t gonna happen. The Mitch will be back, as will Linda.
Unfortunately and nothing will get done
The interesting thing is in a supposed tidal wave election, its the southern Democrats who may save the Senate for the Dems. They are hanging in there in every poll. Despite being in states that despise Obama. Grimes in KY, Nunn in GA, Landrieu in LA, and Pryor in AR. None are looking like certain losers.
If the GOP can take the Senate without retaining McConnell’s seat, I don’t see too much of a downside here.