Scandal Sheet

Poll: McConnell trailing Grimes in Kentucky

According to a new poll, Republican Senator Mitch McConnell has fallen behind Democratic challenger Allison Grimes for the first time since June in his campaign to hold onto his Senate seat in Kentucky:

In Kentucky, Alison Lundergan Grimes is ahead of Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell by two percentage points in a just-released Bluegrass survey.

That’s the first time since June that Ms. Grimes, Kentucky’s secretary of State, has led in a major poll. The man she’s trying to replace, GOP Senator McConnell, has been ahead in at least 10 polls since then, including five released since Sept. 1.

So Grimes’s 46 to 44 percent edge is a big deal, or would be if it reveals actual movement in the race, instead of a statistical anomaly.

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