U.S. Senate Candidate Grimes Releases Favorable Poll
After a series of polls showing Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race trending for incumbent Mitch McConnell, Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes has released a new poll showing her ahead by one percentage point.
The internal poll was conducted by Mark Mellman, a Washington-based pollster hired by the Grimes campaign.
Several polls in recent months have shown Senate McConnell expanding his lead over Grimes, yet within the margin of error.
“Bottom line is this is an exceedingly close race...it’s a race that will certainly go down to the wire," said Mellman.
The Mellman survey of 800 likely voters was taken by phone September 4-7 and had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.