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Election 2014: Kentucky Senate: McConnell (R) 48%, Grimes (D) 41%
Rasmussen Reports ^ | May 30, 2014 | poll

Posted on 05/30/2014 9:39:51 PM PDT by smoothsailing

Election 2014: Kentucky Senate

Kentucky Senate: McConnell (R) 48%, Grimes (D) 41%

Friday, May 30, 2014

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell now holds a seven-point lead over Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes in Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race following last week’s state party primaries.

McConnell earns 48% support to Grimes’ 41% in the latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Kentucky Voters. Five percent (5%) like some other candidate in the race, and seven percent (7%) are undecided.

The two were tied with 42% support each in late January in Rasmussen Reports’ first look at the then-hypothetical race.

McConnell, a member of the Senate since 1985, was reelected in 2008 with 53% of the vote. He won the May 20 GOP primary with 60% support in the face of a spirited Tea Party challenge from businessman Matt Bevin. Grimes, Kentucky’s current elected secretary of State, captured her party’s Senate nomination on the same day with 76% support.

McConnell now has the backing of 76% of Kentucky Republicans and 27% of the state’s Democrats. Sixty-seven percent (67%) of Democrats and 18% of GOP voters favor Grimes. Voters not affiliated with either major political party prefer the Democrat by three points.

Republicans need a net gain of six seats to take control of the U.S. Senate, and Democrats view Grimes’ candidacy as one of their best chances to take away an existing GOP seat.....

(Excerpt) Read more at rasmussenreports.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: kentucky; lundergangrimes; mattbevin; mitchmcconnell

1 posted on 05/30/2014 9:39:51 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
Grimes has little or nothing to offer than that she is not McConnell. This is reminiscent of Beavin, who is on the right side of the issues but did not effectively show how McConnell's bad votes have hurt his constituents.

Smart money would be on McConnell, even if he is right less than 15% of the time on the issues. That would be more than Grimes.

2 posted on 05/30/2014 9:44:16 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: aposiopetic

I don’t care for mitch but grimes supported Obama. If she’s that stupid, we surely don’t need her.


3 posted on 05/30/2014 9:48:06 PM PDT by boycott
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To: smoothsailing

Kicked in the nuts; 48%. Kicked in the throat; 41%. Great. Go Mitch. Whew. and so forth.


4 posted on 05/30/2014 9:48:16 PM PDT by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: smoothsailing
Way to go Pillsbury Doughboy.

Oh well, he has done a few good things (don't ask me to name them.)

.

5 posted on 05/30/2014 9:51:39 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: smoothsailing

Idiots will lock step themselves into another term by this fat larded pig. I hope good conservatives just stay home or go ahead and show how angry they are by voting AGAINST Mitch and electing Grimes


6 posted on 05/30/2014 9:58:14 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Seaplaner

Everyone, well not everyone, usually retires around their sixties—unless you have a pension from a government body allowing you to retire after 25 years. Why is it that elected SERVANTS feel no need to retire? Reid, McConnell, Conyers, et. al., see no reason to ever go away. Please go away, please.


7 posted on 05/30/2014 9:58:50 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: smoothsailing

If it weren’t so crucial to hold every GOP seat possible this time around, I’d almost - almost - like to see McConnell lose. As it is, Mitch is better than Grimes who, whatever platform she’s pitching to voters in Kentucy, will end up voting just as flamingly liberal as Babs Boxer and her ilk. There’s really no such thing as a moderate, much less a *conservative*, Democrat at the national level anymore (and they’re pretty hard to find even at the state and local level these days).


8 posted on 05/30/2014 10:04:21 PM PDT by DemforBush (A repo man is always intense.)
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To: aposiopetic
Grimes has little or nothing to offer than that she is not McConnell.

See, I knew there was something good about her.

9 posted on 05/30/2014 10:09:51 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: smoothsailing

Either way, the rats and libtards win.


10 posted on 05/30/2014 10:10:02 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: DemforBush

I’d LOVE to see McConnell lose. Boehner too. (And Cantor, if we can do it.)


11 posted on 05/30/2014 10:11:06 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: cdcdawg
On December 7, 2010 Mitch McConnell said “Our top political priority over the next two years should be to deny President Obama a second term.”

This time around, he really means it!


12 posted on 05/30/2014 10:31:49 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Even odds on if he gets that goal.


13 posted on 05/30/2014 10:35:41 PM PDT by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: DemforBush

The only time McConnell votes conservative is when it is a show vote that doesn’t matter. Plus he has already said he is going set the rules back so Democrats have more say. I don’t see how losing McDonnell is a loss for conservatism.


14 posted on 05/30/2014 10:48:30 PM PDT by Yogafist
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To: smoothsailing

I can’t stand McConnell and wouldn’t mind to see him ground into the dust under Grimes.

But I would like to see the Senate go to GOP conservatives.

I wouldn’t even mind McConnell holding on to his seat as long as he would step down from the leadership and get in line behind conservative leadership.


15 posted on 05/30/2014 11:05:46 PM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: smoothsailing

As I predicted, right after the Kentucky primary.....McConnell win easily beat Grimes. I cannot stand Mitch McConnell.....but I cannot stand “any” Democrat more!!! It is as simple as this: The entire Democrat Party must be massively, politically destroyed this coming November, 2014.

POTUS Obama is now a failed, “Lame Duck” .....he is radioactive and should be forced to resign by his own party. That will not happen. So......it is up to everyone of us “conservatives” to vote for every single “Republican” candidate that has won her or his primary!!! End of story!!! We either save the nation by destroying the Democrat Party...or we, and our families go down into the progressive cesspool of failure and destruction of our nation!!!


16 posted on 05/30/2014 11:25:22 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: Yogafist

I don’t like McConnell much either, but I want Harry Reid out of the majority leadership more. Even with squishy RINO concessions, I don’t think Reid will be able to run interference or prop up Obama nearly as effectively if he’s reduced to minority leader status.

Of course, if the GOP were to get a majority even with a McConnell loss, I wouldn’t shed any tears. Like I said, I’m not a fan of his either.

All just MHO, of course.


17 posted on 05/31/2014 12:51:14 AM PDT by DemforBush (A repo man is always intense.)
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To: Seaplaner
Oh well, he has done a few good things (don't ask me to name them.)

He opposed Captain McQueeg on campaign finance reform.

The issue isn't dead. Harry Reid wants to repeal the First Amendment. If he succeeds, then may the US go the way of the USSR!

18 posted on 05/31/2014 1:04:35 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: aposiopetic
This is reminiscent of Beavin, who is on the right side of the issues but did not effectively show how McConnell's bad votes have hurt his constituents.

Well, you can't blame him for trying. But he way over-estimated the intelligence of the low-information voter.

Consider the question of whether cock-fighting should be a federal issue or left to the several states. (By venturing into such territory, you are already challenging the IQ of the typical LIV.)

So, there was this farm bill before the Senate, which made it a federal crime punishable by a year in the can and $100k fine for attending a cock-fight (three years and $250K for bringing a minor with). So, what happens? McConnell votes aye!

Bevin thinks, aha! I've got an issue! Obviously, cock-fighting is a state issue! My clueless opponent has proven he does not understand the Constitution by voting to make a federal law against it! Gotcha, Mitch!

(As it happens, cock-fighting has been illegal in Kentucky all along, the USG notwithstanding, f--- 'em.)

So, what does Bevin do?

Why, he makes a speech in favor of states' rights in front of a rally to make cock-fighting legal! LOL! What a doofus!

What does the MSM report? And what does the LIV understand? Why, obviously, that Bevin is a yahoo hayseed extremist who's in favor of cock-fighting!

19 posted on 05/31/2014 1:39:10 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Yogafist

“I don’t see how losing McDonnell is a loss for conservatism.”

I agree but losing that seat is!


20 posted on 05/31/2014 3:12:48 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: TBP
I’d LOVE to see McConnell lose.

So what if dirty harry continues to run the senate, at least those rinos won't be in charge.

You, and your thinking are the reason we have obama as the current pResident. Happy now that rino Mitt isn't the President?

21 posted on 05/31/2014 4:22:19 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Exterminate the terrorist savages, everywhere.)
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To: aposiopetic

Grimes is a liberal democrat. There’s no getting away from that fact.

McConnell is a crony republican. There’s no getting away from that fact.

McConnell is pro-life and Grimes is pro-death, so I’d probably end up pulling the lever for McConnell if I lived on the other side of the river.


22 posted on 05/31/2014 5:14:10 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: cynwoody; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

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23 posted on 05/31/2014 5:15:14 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: DemforBush
There’s really no such thing as a moderate, much less a *conservative*, Democrat at the national level anymore

George Bush was the last conservative democrat.

24 posted on 05/31/2014 6:40:27 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Global Warming is caused by illegal immigrants!)
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The 12% undecideds will determine the winner.


25 posted on 05/31/2014 8:03:06 AM PDT by deport
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To: USS Alaska

Republicans have a good shot at winning Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, New Hampshire, North Carolina, West Virginia, and maybe ?Virginia. They don’t need Mitch. And a Republican majority, especially one built on Tea party conservatives, while McConnell and Boehner lose, would send about the loudest message that we can send.

A Senate run by RINOs won’t be all that different from one run by Reid. RINOs have no fixed principles they’re willing to defend. They’re even backing away from repealing Obamacare!


26 posted on 05/31/2014 8:20:55 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: cynwoody
Harry Reid wants to repeal the First Amendment.

And when Ditch is Majority Leader, he'll wind up going along with that and trying to destroy any Republican who doesn't.

27 posted on 05/31/2014 8:23:40 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: deport

Undecideds usually break strongly for the challenger.


28 posted on 05/31/2014 8:25:21 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: smoothsailing

Is this a poll of all voters, registered voters, or likely voters?

McConnell flat-out lied about Bevin and now he expects — demands! — that the Bevin people rally behind him, even though he would obviously not have done the same for Bevin.


29 posted on 06/02/2014 8:19:47 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: TBP

750 Likely Kentucky Voters

Here’s the breakdown with survey questions , toplines, and crosstabs...

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2014/kentucky/questions_election_2014_kentucky_senate_may_28_29_2014


30 posted on 06/02/2014 8:29:14 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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