WKU Public Radio News Staff
Wed August 13, 2014
McConnell Takes Slight Lead Over Grimes in Latest Poll
Two new polls offer the latest numbers on Kentucky's senate race and next year's race for the Governor's mansion.
Public Policy Polling found Kentucky incumbent senator Mitch McConnell at 44%, with 40% for Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes and 7% for Libertarian David Patterson. The poll also showed that McConnell has a high negative image as well. Among the undecided voters, McConnell has just a 10% approval rating to 66% of voters who disapprove of him.
Looking ahead to next year's race for Governor, Public Policy Polling finds a wide open race.
Republicans are closely split on whom they'd like to see as their candidate with 25% for Matt Bevin, 20% for James Comer, 18% for Hal Heiner and 11% for Cathy Bailey. In a head to head matchup, Heiner leads Comer by 6%.
Democrat Jack Conway leads all of the Republican candidates in potential general election matchups.