Here’s the latest news out of Kentucky courtesy of Public Policy Polling:
PPP’s newest Kentucky poll finds that Mitch McConnell continues to be unpopular in the state, with only 41% of voters approving of the job he’s doing to 48% who disapprove. Only 69% of Republicans approve of the job he’s doing, and independents split against him 30/53.
McConnell only has a 47-44 lead against a generic Democratic opponent. By contrast Donald Trump has a 16 point lead over Joe Biden in the state, 55/39.
Although Trump is up, his lead is still well down from his 30 point margin of victory in 2016. 53% of voters in the state say they’re ‘very concerned’ about the coronavirus, with 84% saying they’re at least ‘somewhat concerned.’ Only 16% say they’re not that concerned. Trump’s diminished standing in the state could be a function of voters not being that impressed with his handling of the virus- only 52% approve to 42% who disapprove, pretty low numbers in the context of his winning 63% in the state in his first campaign.
Mitch McConnell recently suggested that states having financial trouble due to the coronavirus should just consider declaring bankruptcy. Kentuckians don’t think that would be a good path for their state- only 9% support declaring bankruptcy to 69% opposed to that course of action. Both Republicans (14/60) and Democrats (5/80) think the bankruptcy idea is a pretty bad one.
Even as Trump carries the state by double-digits, it’s clear people in Kentucky are willing to get rid of Moscow Mitch. It’s very possible we can make that happen. Click here to donate and get involved with Amy McGrath’s (D. KY) U.S. Senate campaign.