Poll: Potential Dem challenger tied with Mitch McConnell

Alison Lundergan Grimes and McConnell are both at 45 percent in a possible 2014 match-up

By Jillian Rayfield

Published May 28, 2013 3:12PM (EDT)

A new poll from the Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling finds that, if she were to run in 2014, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, a Democrat, would be tied with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. According to PPP, both are neck and neck at 45 percent.

From PPP, things are not looking so good for McConnell in general:

McConnell continues to be unpopular with 44% of voters approving of him to 47% who disapprove. His numbers are even worse with independents, only 41% of whom think he’s doing a good job while 53% give him poor marks. Grimes, on the other hand, has a positive 34/24 favorability rating.

Grimes is reportedly still undecided about a run, but could make a decision by the end of the month.

Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at jrayfield@salon.com.

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