Polling Shows That Grimes ‘Doesn’t Get Any Sort Of Edge From Women’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 3, 2014
Contact: Allison Moore 502-618-137

LOUISVILLE – Team Mitch today released the following background information on the statistical tie between Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes among women voters.

"Third Consecutive Poll" Showing "Statistical Tie" Among Women

WFPL: “Statistical Tie Among Women.” “Kentucky Women Split: This is the third consecutive poll showing McConnell and Grimes in a statistical tie among female voters.” (Phillip Bailey, “Mitch McConnell Extends Lead Over Alison Lundergan Grimes in Latest Bluegrass Poll,” WFPL 8/31/14)

Herald-Leader: “Despite Grimes' Efforts To Target Female Voters, McConnell Continues To Poll Equally Well With Them — 45 Percent Chose Grimes, And 44 Percent Chose McConnell.” (Sam Youngman, “Bluegrass Poll: Gaining Momentum, McConnell Holds 4-Point Advantage Over Grimes,” Lexington Herald-Leader, 8/30/14)

Courier-Journal: Alison Grimes “Doesn’t Get Any Sort Of Edge From Women” In July Bluegrass Poll. “The poll finds that Grimes doesn't get any sort of edge from women, thought to be a core constituency, leading among them in a head-to-head matchup by just 1 percentage point.” (Joe Gerth, “McConnell leads Grimes in Bluegrass Poll,” Courier-Journal, 7/29/14)

PPP Poll: Alison Grimes Only Leading By One Point Among Women In An August PPP Poll. “Grimes has a net favorable rating among women at 44/40 and leads among women by one point 42/41.” (Press Release, “McConnell Leading in Re-Election Bid,” Public Policy Polling, 8/12/14)

WKYT: Support From Women ‘Elusive’ For Grimes. “…WKYT political editor Bill Bryant. "But these new numbers indicate McConnell has gained some advantage at an important time in the campaign." The contest is effectively even among women. “One of Grimes’ primary challenges will be to attract more support from women which has proven elusive in our last two polls,” said Bryant.” (Bill Byrant, “Bluegrass Poll: McConnell expands lead over Grimes,” WKYT, 9/2/14)

Fox News: “However, polls show McConnell and Grimes running almost even among women.”(Carl Cameron, Jason Donner, “Bluegrass State Brawl: Dems fight to oust McConnell, with control of Senate on the line,” Fox News, 9/3/14)

‘Struggles for Grimes’

Fox News: “One of the struggles for Grimes has been local media reports on how she has not denounced a now-former state Democratic lawmaker accused of sexual harassment by three former legislative aides.” (Carl Cameron, Jason Donner, “Bluegrass State Brawl: Dems fight to oust McConnell, with control of Senate on the line,” Fox News, 9/3/14)

Fox News: “Another issue concerns her father Jerry, a former two-term chairman of the state's Democratic Party. He owns a restaurant in Lexington called Hugh Jass Burgers." (Carl Cameron, Jason Donner, “Bluegrass State Brawl: Dems fight to oust McConnell, with control of Senate on the line,” Fox News, 9/3/14)

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