Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes has regained a two-point edge over Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky's U.S. Senate Race, according to a new Bluegrass Poll.
Grimes leads McConnell 46 percent to 44 percent in the poll of 632 likely voters, with Libertarian David Patterson claiming 3 percent. Seven percent remain undecided.
A month ago, the Bluegrass Poll showed McConnell with a four-point advantage over Grimes.
The latest poll was conducted Sept. 29-Oct.2 by SurveyUSA for the Herald-Leader and WKYT-TV in Lexington and The Courier-Journal and WHAS-TV in Louisville. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.
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The poll shows Grimes making huge strides over the last month in rural parts of the state, where she trailed by more than 20 points in late August. In the latest poll, her deficits in Eastern Kentucky and Western Kentucky shrunk to 11 points and 15 points, respectively.
Meanwhile, her lead in the state's largest city expanded. In the Louisville region, her margin over McConnell expanded from 7 points in August to 16 points last week. Her lead in north-central Kentucky, which includes Lexington and much of Northern Kentucky, shrunk slightly, from 9 points to 7 points.
On the question of which political party should control the Senate, registered Kentucky voters chose Republicans over Democrats, 47 percent to 42 percent, with 11 percent not sure.
McConnell favorable rating remains dismal, with 35 percent saying they view him favorably and 48 percent unfavorably. That compares to 26 percent favorable and 46 percent unfavorable last month.
Grimes is viewed favorably by 40 percent of voters and unfavorably by 39 percent. Last month, 38 percent viewed her favorably and 37 percent unfavorably.