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McConnell's Job Approval Rating Is Lower Than Obama's In Kentucky


What's more, the poll found Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) holds a small 4-point lead over McConnell in the Kentucky Senate race. The poll found Grimes with 46 percent support among Kentucky voters while McConnell has 42 percent support. That finding though is essentially within the poll's plus or minus 3-point margin of error.

The silver lining for McConnell is that he holds a solid double-digit lead in the GOP primary against challenger Matt Bevin. The poll found McConnell with 55 percent support in the Republican primary while Bevin has 29 percent support. That finding had a margin of error of plus or minus 4.9 points.

The poll's findings are yet another sign that the GOP primary is fast becoming a lock for McConnell as he looks to face a tight re-election fight against Grimes.

The poll was conducted by SurveyUSA with The Kentucky Courier-Journal and WHAS-TV. The poll surveyed 1,082 Kentucky voters through automated phone calls and cell phone interviews. Four hundred and four registered Republicans were surveyed for the question on the GOP primary.