New Poll: McConnell 45 Grimes 41

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 8, 2014
Contact: Allison Moore 502-618-1372

15 of Last 16 Polls Show Clear McConnell Lead

LOUISVILLE - Team Mitch today released the following background information on the latest survey showing Senator Mitch McConnell with a clear lead over Obama’s Kentucky candidate. 

Sen. McConnell Leads Alison Grimes 45% to 41%. “U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is narrowly ahead of Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes -- 45-41 percent -- among Kentucky likely voters.” (Anderson Robbins Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R), 706 LV, 3.5% MoE, 10/4/-10/7)

Sen. McConnell Leading “Almost Two-To-One” With Independents. “The small subgroup of independents backs McConnell by almost two-to-one, and this gives him the edge. (Dana Blanton, “Fox News Polls: Senate battleground races trending GOP, Roberts up in Kansas,” Fox News, 10/8/14)

More People Say They Are Certain To Vote For Sen. McConnell Than Alison Grimes. “In addition, roughly equal numbers of Grimes (86 percent certain) and McConnell (88 percent) supporters say they are “certain” to vote for them.” (Dana Blanton, “Fox News Polls: Senate battleground races trending GOP, Roberts up in Kansas,” Fox News, 10/8/14)

Fox News: McConnell +4 (McConnell 45, Grimes 41, 706 LV, 10/4-10/7)

CBS/NYT Poll: McConnell +5 (McConnell 47, Grimes 41, 1689 R, 9/20-10/1)

Ipsos/Reuters: McConnell +4 (McConnell 46, Grimes, 42, 944 LV, 9/8-9/12)

Gravis: McConnell +10 (McConnell, 51, Grimes, 41, 839LV, 9/16)

ccAdvertising: McConnell +9 (McConnell 42, Grimes 33, 2282, 9/15/14-9/16/14)

Magellan: McConnell +8 (McConnell 50, Grimes 42; 742LV 9/4-9/7)

CBS/NYT Poll: McConnell +5 (McConnell 47, Grimes 42; 2,130LV 8/18-9/2)

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

POS: McConnell +5 (McConnell 47, Grimes 42; 600LV 9/1-9/3)

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)

Bluegrass Poll: McConnell +2 (McConnell 47, Grimes 45; 604LV 7/18-7/23) 

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

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