Survey Finds McConnell Leading Over Democratic Challengers

Jun 4, 2013

Credit 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.