Is Senate Minority leader McConnell going home to Kentucky permanently?

New poll numbers released on Thursday hold troubling signs for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

According to the survey -- conducted by the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling on behalf of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee and Democracy For America -- Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky's Democratic secretary of state who officially entered the race on Tuesday, leads the longtime senator by one point, with 45 percent to McConnell's 44 percent. While her lead is within the margin of error, the poll also underscored some broader issues that McConnell is likely to face as he campaigns for a sixth term.

At 51 percent, a majority of Kentuckians say they disapprove of McConnell's job performance, while 40 percent approve and 9 percent are undecided. Those numbers are an improvement over an April PPP poll that showed him to be one of the least popular senators in the country, with a 36 percent job approval rating. His lagging numbers reinforce a longstanding problem that McConnell has had wrangling support for his reelection bid.

PPP surveyed 1,210 Kentucky voters for the first two questions, with a margin of error of 2.8 percent. PCCC reportedly plans to release additional findings from the survey at a press conference later on Thursday.

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  • 7 years ago
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    Additionally, Kentucky is a "Welfare State" as it receives nearly $1.61 for every dollar it pays in taxes to the Gov. States like NJ, Maine and CT. picks up the tab. So, the next time these empty suits want to get on their soap boxes and belittles entire groups of people, be reminded that many of those empty suits represent Welfare States, and are in no position to vilify the tax-payers!

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  • 7 years ago

    No. He'll be there until the bitter end. The ads in that state say his opposition is "a rubber stamp for Obama's policies" -- translation, Vote For The Guy Who Hates Your President. And the people there are that gullible, believe me. Most of the are Confederates ,and love their obstructionist blockhead.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Sounds about right for a "LIB/Progressive" based poll of the opposition... and throw in the Huffington Post for the desert! Fits right in there! I really wouldn't get your pantyhose in a twist over it!

    Source(s): Reality - Awareness of!
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