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Survey Finds McConnell Leading Over Democratic Challengers

Kentucky Secretary of State/U.S. Senate

A new poll shows Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell with a slight lead over two possible Democratic challengers in his 2014 re-election bid.

The Wenzel Strategies survey of likely voters found  Senator McConnell has a 7-point lead over Kentucky Secretary of State and potential contender Alison Lundergan Grimes. 

In the head-to-head contest, the survey gives McConnell 46% of the vote with Grimes receiving 39%.

Another aspect of the survey finds McConnell winning by 5 points over former Miss America Heather French Henry, who is considering a possible run. McConnell received 45% of the vote while Henry received 39%, which places her more favorably than Grimes. 

Neither Grimes or Henry have confirmed a run for office.

In both situations, 13% of likely voters claimed to be undecided. The survey has a 4% margin of error. 

Last week, Public Policy Polling’s survey found that voters favor for McConnell and Grimes was tied, McConnell’s re-election campaign says those results were laughable and should be dismissed. 

Rob Canning is a native of Murray, KY, a 2015 TV Production grad of Murray State. At MSU, he served as team captain of the Murray State Rowing Club. Rob's goal is to become a screenwriter, film director or producer and looks to the likes of Quentin Tarantino and Guy Ritchie for inspiration. He appreciates good music, mainly favoring British rock n' roll, and approves of anything with Jack White's name on it. When not studying, rowing or writing, Rob enjoys spending his free time with a book or guitar.
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