“A series of disheartening figures could make Democratic Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes’ attempt to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell all the more difficult,” Gallup analyst Justin McCarthy wrote Friday. “Kentuckians are now more likely to identify as or lean toward Republicans (45 percent) than Democrats (39 percent).”
Democrats held the advantage in the prior six years.
Thus, said McCarthy, “As a candidate taking on a powerful, long-serving incumbent senator, Grimes undoubtedly has a lot going against her…
Twenty-nine percent of Kentucky adults approved of the job Obama’s doing. The figure, from the first six months of this year, compares to a 43 percent national average.