Polling Memo: McConnell 49, Grimes 41

October 22, 2014
Contact: Allison Moore 502-618-1372

LOUISVILLE – Team Mitch today released the following polling summary memo from Voter Consumer Research showing Mitch McConnell with an 8 point lead over Alison Lundergan Grimes among likely voters in Kentucky.


From:    Jan R van Lohuizen

Date:      10/22/14

Re:        Kentucky polling

We conducted 815 tracking interviews with likely voters in Kentucky.  The interviews were conducted by telephone on 10/16 and 10/19 to 10/21.  We sampled from a file of registered voters with a history of voting in at least 1 of the 4 most recent elections, or people who had registered since November of 2012.  In addition, we asked respondents how likely they were to vote, and terminated calls with people who said they were unlikely to vote this November.  The margin of error associated with the results is +/- 3.5%.

In these interviews we found that Senator McConnell led by a margin of 8%.  Specifically we found that 49% of the voters intend to vote for Mitch McConnell, while 41% intend to vote for Alison Lundergan Grimes.  Three percent of the voters plan to vote for David Patterson, while the remainder were undecided.


  • McConnell 49
  • Grimes 41
  • Patterson 3
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