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July 29, 2014

McConnell inches ahead in tight Kentucky Senate race

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has inched ahead of Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes in their battle for a Senate seat, but the race remains too close to call.

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has inched ahead of Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes in their battle for a Senate seat, but the race remains too close to call.

A new Bluegrass Poll, reported by the Lexington Herald-Leader, found McConnell up 47 to 45 percent over the Kentucky Secretary of State. McConnell trailed by 4 in February and by 1 in May.

But he’s still got a fight to keep the seat he’s held for nearly 30 years. One-fourth of likely voters said they could still change their minds.

McConnell, though, is doing better. “After McConnell jockeyed with Obama for the title of most unpopular politician in the previous two polls, the percentage of registered voters with a favorable view of McConnell has jumped to 36 percent, up from 29 percent in May and 27 percent in February,” the Herald-Leader reports.

Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2014/07/28/3355781/mitch-mcconnell-edges-ahead-of.html?sp=/99/322/&ihp=1#storylink=cpy

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