Newsweek: McConnell's Kentucky Lead Suffers Amid Struggle to Agree Stimulus Deal: Poll

By JAMES WALKER

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's lead over Democrat Amy McGrath has narrowed in Kentucky as he has faced blame for stalling stimulus package talks.

The latest survey from Quinnipiac University found McConnell lead McGrath by five percentage points in the Kentucky Senate race, with 49 percent of state voters backing the incumbent. By comparison, the Democratic challenger was backed by 44 percent of Kentucky voters.

A further 5 percent of locals said they were undecided on who to vote for in November, while 2 percent told pollsters that they planned to either back a third party candidate or avoid voting altogether.

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