KY-Sen: McConnell In Trouble
by Todd Beeton, Tue Jun 17, 2008 at 02:04:29 PM EDT
A few weeks ago, Rasmussen released a curious poll showing Democrat Bruce Lunsford up over Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell by 5% in Kentucky. To counter it, the McConnell campaign released an internal poll (h/t SSP) that found McConnell leading by 11%. Looks like the truth may be somewhere in between.
Today, Survey USA released a poll that finds McConnell up, but within the margin of error. In other words, as SUSA puts it:
McConnell and Lunsford Start Off Neck and Neck
If true, this would be just a devastating development for the NRSC since conventional wisdom had this race outside of the top 10 pick-up opportunities Democrats have to get to a true filibuster-proof majority of 60 (I'm no longer counting Lieberman as part of our caucus.)
On a not unrelated note, SUSA also found Barack Obama has cut John McCain's lead in the state in half since mid-May
McCain 53 (56)
Obama 41 (32)
Thank you, presidential primary.