September 3rd, 2014
06:16 PM ET
2 months ago

CNN Poll: McConnell holds slim edge in biggest Senate race of 2014

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell holds a slim four-point edge over his Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes in a new CNN/ORC International Poll of one of the most closely watched Senate races of 2014.

McConnell's 4-point advantage, 50%-46%, falls within the survey's 4-point sampling error, furthering emphasizing how close this Kentucky contest remains 62 days before Election Day. The outcome of this election may help decide control of the Senate, influence President Barack Obama's final two years in office and determine the political fate of Kentucky's longest-serving senator.

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  1. Name JK. SFL. THE GOP THE NATIONAL JOKE PARTY , WE WONT PASS ANYTHING AND STILLGET PAID

    Well , if the DUMB democrats in ky want to keep the gridlock going for the NEXT TWO YEARS , vote for the PRUNE!!!!!!!

    September 3, 2014 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  2. Name JK. SFL. THE GOP THE NATIONAL JOKE PARTY , WE WONT PASS ANYTHING AND STILLGET PAID

    I though the good people of ky we smarter thento put this PAID OFF LOSER back in office when the dems have a really GOOD WOMAN CANADATE, Allison SHOULD WIN, coal is getting SLOWLY eliminated from our energy production as it SHOULD BE and has nothing to do with Allison , but if you give mc connel another term for the KOCH brothers JOHN BIRCH SOCITY GOP 1% ky can forget it, if the GOP wrecks your state like your neighbors in Kansas who are going negative with their GOP TAXCUTS , blame yourself!!!!!!

    September 3, 2014 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  3. ThinkAgain: If you don't like Congress, get rid of the repub/tea bag majority

    Come on, Kentucky Dems! Get out and VOTE for Alison Lundergan Grimes! Send that obstructionist ol' turtle Mitch PACKING!

    September 3, 2014 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  4. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    Wow 4 whole points...

    I would just like to thank CNN. You have bragged about the GOPT taking over the Senate so much, you have motivated so many people to get out and vote this year. I wouldn't get too cocky.

    But keep up the rhetoric you're scaring more people into voting than ever before. ☺️☺️

    September 3, 2014 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  5. Marie MD

    KY citizens are idiots if they choose this old guy again.

    September 3, 2014 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  6. Gurgyl

    KY, if you love USA, get rid of this nasty animal.

    September 3, 2014 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  7. S. B. Stein

    It sounds like it could be a close race. Let him sling the mud and watch it not stick.

    September 3, 2014 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  8. Foolmemore

    Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has a nice ring to it.

    September 3, 2014 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  9. Diane Munkirs

    Great news...McConnell will be a great Senate leader. He knows the Senate better than anyone.

    September 3, 2014 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  10. Thomas

    Money talks loudly .

    September 3, 2014 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  11. MaryM

    This is a close race and it shouldn't be a close race, That is a big problem for McConnell

    September 3, 2014 11:39 pm at 11:39 pm |
  12. Name JK. SFL. THE GOP THE NATIONAL JOKE PARTY , WE WONT PASS ANYTHING AND STILLGET PAID

    How can ANY woman vote for this guy or ANY GOP canadate that HAS VOTED AGAINEST woman's RIGHTS time and time again and obstructs any progress and jobs bills that help the American people and are AGAINEST the minimum wage while THEY rake in the cash and are over paid. The GOP should get paid LESS then minimum wage!!!! See you in November when you get KICKED OUT of office!!!!!!!!!!

    September 4, 2014 04:49 am at 4:49 am |
  13. reality check please

    Change huh, just shows the ignorance of his citizens, after thirty years, now he's going to change,....whatever....SMH

    September 4, 2014 07:11 am at 7:11 am |
  14. reality check please

    Do they even let women vote down there? Put your shine down, have the youngens tend the stihl, pack your mule: and head out to town

    September 4, 2014 07:36 am at 7:36 am |
  15. Norma Vessels

    This is the first time I remember, that the mid-term elections were so important .. and it's coming up in November. If you're registered (at the courthouse) please, let this November be your time. We need you.

    September 5, 2014 11:33 am at 11:33 am |