Amy McGrath is in a statistical tie with Republican Congressman Andy Barr in Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District. As for the highlights of this article:
Barr, R-Lexington, led McGrath, D-Georgetown, by one point in a telephone survey conducted Sept. 6-8 by the New York Times Upshot and Siena College. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.9 percentage points, which means the race is a statistical dead heat.
Of the 506 respondents to the poll, 47 percent favored Barr, 46 percent favored McGrath and 7 percent were undecided.
What struck me was this:
McGrath has been heavily outspent on television by Barr and Republicans through most of the summer. Barr has launched a new attack ad against McGrath every week since August 6 and the Congressional Leadership Fund, a Republican Super PAC, has aired several attack ads of its own.
From July 1 to Sept. 10, McGrath and groups backing her were outspent $2,160,689 to $945,831 on television by Barr and Republican groups.
Barr is hitting McGrath with attack ads, but she is tied with him.
And this has got to be driving Barr a little crazy:
According to the survey, 51 percent of likely voters disapprove of President Donald Trump’s job performance and 46 percent of people said they’d like to see Democrats control the House of Representatives in 2018. That’s in a district that Trump won by 15 percentage points in 2016.
Next to the Louisville area, the 6th Congressional District includes Lexington, which is the next most liberal area in the state. Yes, liberal is a relative term in the land of the rednecks, especially since the 6th went for Trump by 15 percentage points. But Trump’s support in this area of the state is slipping. Barr is a good little Trump clone, yet he cannot seem to dispatch the so called FemiNazi McGrath.