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Kentucky Senator McConnell Below 50% in Re-election Bid

Sunday, November 04, 2007

An early look at the 2008 Senate race in Kentucky shows mixed results for incumbent Senator Mitch McConnell. Against two potential Democratic challengers, a Rasmussen Reports telephone survey finds McConnell falling just below the 50% level of voter support. Generally, any incumbent who polls below 50% is considered potentially vulnerable. However, given the difficult political environment for Republicans both nationally and in Kentucky, McConnell’s numbers aren’t all that bad. In addition to holding a 7-10 point lead over both potential challengers in the survey, McConnell is viewed favorably by 56% of Kentucky voters.

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