Generic DemocraticOpponent Within Margin of Error v. McConnell Heading into 2020 Election

A new Public Policy Polling survey of registered voters in Kentucky finds an unnamed Democratic challenger within the margin of error against Senator Mitch McConnell. McConnell gets 45% of the vote compared to 42% of voters who say they’d vote for his Democraticopponent. Just32% say they think he deserves to be reelected, while 61% think it’s time for someone new. Key findings from the survey include:

-There are signs Mitch McConnell is losing Trump voters.Among people who voted for Trump in 2016, 36% disapproveof McConnell’s job performance and 40% say they think it’s time for someone new to hold his Senate seat.

-Many who voted for McConnell in 2014 have soured on him.Among people who voted for McConnell in 2014, 30% disapproveof his job performance and 32% say they think it’s time for someone new to hold his Senate seat.

-McConnell’s standing in Kentucky among Republicans pales in comparison to Trump’s. Only 47% of Republicans approve of the job McConnell is doing, compared to 87%of Republicans who approve of Trump’s job performance.39% of Republicans disapprove of the job McConnell is doing while only 12% disapprove of Trump’s job performance. Only47% of Republicans think McConnell deserves to be reelected, and 44% of Republicans think it’s time to elect someone new.

 

 

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