Raleigh, N.C. – The latest PPP poll has Republican incumbent Senator Mitch McConnell leading Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes. McConnell leads Grimes and Libertarian David Patterson by a margin of 44/40/7 with 9% undecided. Both major party candidates in this race face negative ratings; McConnell’s approval rating is only 37% while 54% disapprove of his job performance. Grimes faces a net four point negative rating at 45% disapproval and 41% approval.
Among Democrats, 22% approve of his job performance and 23% say that they would vote for McConnell. The bright spot for Grimes in addition to the fact that the race is so close is that she leads among women in the state. Grimes has a net favorable rating among women at 44/40 and leads among women by one point 42/41. In addition, 11% of women remain undecided, representing a path forward for Grimes to overtake McConnell.