Kentucky: McConnell Answers Poll With Another Poll

Posted June 18, 2008 at 5:46pm

One day after local media outlets released a poll showing health care executive Bruce Lunsford (D) gaining on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R), McConnell released a poll on Wednesday showing him with an 11-point lead over his wealthy challenger.

The survey of 600 registered voters, taken for McConnell June 15-17 by Voter Consumer Research, showed the four-term Senator with 50 percent and Lunsford with 39 percent. The poll had a 4.1-point margin of error.

On Tuesday, SurveyUSA released a poll of 626 likely voters taken for several media outlets that showed McConnell leading, 50 percent to 46 percent — within the poll’s 4-point error margin.

In a memo, McConnell’s pollsters called polls that show the race tightening “flawed.”