Poll from GOP-leaning firms shows McConnell with 9-point lead over Judd

02/13/2013 05:36 PM

Polling data released Wednesday showed U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell as a nine point favorite to start his re-election bid.

The survey conducted by RunSwitch Public Relations in conjunction with conservative polling firm Harper Polling shows McConnell leading rumored potential Democratic Senate candidate, actress Ashley Judd.

In a hypothetical head-to-head test, McConnell would get 49 percent to Judd’s 40 percent in the survey of 850 likely Kentucky voters. It had a margin of error of 3.36 points, according to the polling memo.

McConnell and Judd tied when it comes to support of women voters, each receiving 44 percent.

Scott Jennings, co-founder of RunSwitch, cites the SuperPAC ad mocking Judd was found to be effective when polling about Judd not currently being a Kentucky resident and being referred to as a “radical”.

The firm said in the statement it will release more results from the survey on Thursday.

Jacqueline Pitts

Jacqueline Pitts is the producer of Pure Politics, the only nightly program dedicated to Kentucky politics. In addition to booking guests and pulling all of the information from the field together into a half-hour show, Jacqueline is also a regular contributor to “The Grind.” That’s a weekly segment with the cn|2 political staff to take a closer look at some of the most important, most interesting and often least talked about happenings in Kentucky politics. Jacqueline is from Nashville, but she’s a proud Western Kentucky University graduate. Follow Jacqueline on Twitter @Jacqueline_cn2. She can be reached at 502-792-1114 or jacqueline.pitts@twcnews.com.

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