Politics & Government

Bluegrass Poll: Two-thirds of Kentucky voters satisfied with choices in U.S. Senate race

Kentucky's U.S. Senate race has been a grueling marathon of ugly attack ads and record-breaking fundraising numbers, but Kentuckians are largely satisfied with the choices they have when they head to the polls Tuesday.

According to the final Bluegrass Poll before Election Day, 68 percent of respondents agreed with the statement "I'm satisfied with my choices for the U.S. Senate."

We'll have full results from the Bluegrass Poll, including the latest numbers about who leads in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race, at 7:30 p.m. on Kentucky.com

In terms of voter satisfaction, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic opponent Alison Lundergan Grimes rate about the same within their own parties. Seventy-one percent of Republicans and 73 percent of Democrats say they are satisfied with their choices.

Among self-identified conservatives, 74 percent say they are satisfied with their options, compared to 61 percent of self-identifiedliberals.

Among independent voters, however, Tuesday's ballot options leave a lot to be desired.

Forty-seven percent of self-identified independents agreed with the statement that they are satisfied with their choices while 25 percentdisagreed and another 29 percent said they weren't sure.

The poll of 704 registered Kentucky voters was conducted by SurveyUSA from Oct. 25 to Oct. 29 on behalf of 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 3.5 percentage points.

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