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New Poll Shows Heated Race For U.S. Senate

By: Amanda Price Email
By: Amanda Price Email

A new poll in Kentucky’s heated race for U.S. Senate shows right now it’s too close to call.

Voters told us what they think of the battle between Republican Incumbent Mitch McConnell and Democrat Bruce Lunsford.

As they watch negative political ads rotating back and forth, many people say they're not surprised one candidate is not taking the lead over the other. One voter says, “Its pretty close, but I’ve heard some bad things about both, which the mudslinging you don't know which one to believe because their bad things to each side.”

The new Courier-Journal's Bluegrass Poll shows if expected voters cast their ballots today for either U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell or challenger Bruce Lunsford, each would win 41 percent of votes. The rest would be undecided.

McConnell’s campaign didn't agree with the poll results, saying they are quote, "As reliable and objective as their editorial page is fair and balanced." McConnell’s campaign manager says Lunsford isn't prepared to protect public interests.

Lunsford responded to poll results with this statement: "The poll reinforces what we've been hearing from voters as I’ve worked my way back and forth across the commonwealth for the last few months. We’re headed in the wrong direction and eight years of Bush-McConnell economics are at the very heart of the matter."

Whoever is elected, most voters agree they just want the candidates to focus on the issues.

Gregory Trent, of Letcher County says, “I like for the best man to win and who will do the most for us, I’m just not really decided right now.”

Most voters we talked to say they think it will be a close race.

The poll does have a margin of error of almost four percentage points.


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