NBC Poll: “McConnell Begins To Pull Away In Kentucky”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 7, 2014
Contact: Allison Moore 502-618-1372

McConnell Expands Lead Over Alison Lundergan Grimes 47-39%

LOUISVILLE – Team Mitch today released the following background information on recent poll numbers confirming Sen. McConnell’s growing lead in the KY Senate race.

Last Six Polls Show Clear McConnell Lead  

NBC/Marist Poll: McConnell +8 (McConnell 47, Grimes 39; 691LV 9/2-9/4)

Rasmussen Poll: McConnell +5 (McConnell 46, Grimes 41; 750LV 9/1-9/2)

CNN Poll: McConnell +4 (McConnell 50, Grimes 46; 671LV 8/28-9/1)

Bluegrass Poll: McConnell +4 (McConnell 46, Grimes 42; 569LV 8/25-8/27)

PPP Poll: McConnell +4 (McConnell 44, Grimes 40; 991LV 8/7-8/10)

CBS/NYT Poll: McConnell +4 (McConnell 50, Grimes 46; 1,515LV 7/5-7/24)

NBC: “McConnell Begins To Pull Away”

Sen. McConnell’s Lead Is Virtually Unchanged Among Registered Voters. “In Kentucky, McConnell’s eight-point lead among likely voters shrinks to just seven points among registered voters, 45 percent to 38 percent.” (Mark Murray, “NBC Poll: GOP Senate Candidates Open Up Leads in Key States,” NBC, 9/7/14)

“McConnell begins to pull away in Kentucky” (Mark Murray, “NBC Poll: GOP Senate Candidates Open Up Leads in Key States,” NBC, 9/7/14)

Sen. McConnell Has Picked Up Seven Points In The NBC/Marist Poll Since The Poll Was Last Taken In May. “That’s a change from May, when the candidates were essentially deadlocked – with McConnell at 46 percent and Grimes at 45 percent. (Mark Murray, “NBC Poll: GOP Senate Candidates Open Up Leads in Key States,” NBC, 9/7/14)

Barack Obama’s Approval Rate Is At 31% In Kentucky And Voters Seen A Republican Senate Majority As “A Check On The President. “Like in Arkansas, Obama’s approval rate in the Bluegrass State stands at 31 percent. And a similar percentage prefer a GOP-controlled Congress serve as a check on the president, rather than to see Democrats elected to send a message of more cooperation with Obama.” (Mark Murray, “NBC Poll: GOP Senate Candidates Open Up Leads in Key States,” NBC, 9/7/14)

New York Times’ Nate Cohn: “Just about the least surprising development of the year: Kentucky drifting off list of battleground states. http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/first-read/nbc-poll-gop-senate-candidates-open-leads-key-states-n196956 …” (Nate Cohn,Twitter Feed, 9/7/14)

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