Friday, June 27, 2014

June 27 roundup: Different polls for different pols

Grimes and McConnell cite competing polls:
  • Alison Lundergan Grimes leads Sen. Mitch McConnell in a new poll 48 percent to 46 percent, with 6 percent of registered voters undecided and an error margin of plus or minus 3.8 percentage points. Public Policy Polling, which polls for Democrats and liberal groups, took the telephone survey June 20-22 for the Americans for Tax Fairness Action Fund. McConnell's campaign released a poll, taken by Voter Consumer Research June 22-25, that showed him leading Grimes among likely voters 49 to 42, with an error margin of plus or minus 3.5 points. The most apparent difference between the polls is that McConnell's was of likely voters, which it defined as 807 registered voters who "either had voted in one of four previous elections or had registered since November 2012."
  • Thursday on the Senate floor McConnell said he "would like President Barack Obama to come to the state McConnell represents to see the impact environmental regulations have on people who live there," Mitchell Grogg of WYMT reported. McConnell has added a word to his standard "war on coal" phrase, now saying "the Obama administration's war on coal jobs." For the text of his speech, click here.

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