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 joined the cn|2 political team in June 2012. A graduate of WKU, Jacqueline grew up in Nashville, TN and is looking forward to having a front row seat to Kentucky politics. Follow Jacqueline on Twitter @Jacqueline_cn2. She can be reached at 502-792-1114 or jacqueline.pitts@twcnews.com.

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