Poll: Trump, McConnell enjoy big leads in Kentucky over Democratic rivals

Poll: Trump, McConnell enjoy big leads in Kentucky over Democratic rivals
New polling just out suggests President Donald Trump should once again collect Kentucky's eight electoral votes in his November bid for re-election.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - New polling just out suggests President Donald Trump should once again collect Kentucky's eight electoral votes in his November bid for re-election.

Independent research firm Morning Consult surveyed nearly 800 likely voters over a recent 10-day period, showing Trump well ahead of Democratic challenger Joe Biden, 59 percent to 35 percent, in Kentucky.

While the 24-point gap is impressive, it’s smaller than Trump’s largest lead -- 33 points -- in Kentucky in mid-May. Trump beat Hillary Clinton by 30 points in the 2016 election, making Kentucky one of the first states to call his victory.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell held a 53-36 advantage over well-funded Democratic challenger Amy McGrath, who won a tightly-contested primary over hard-charging newcomer Charles Booker in June.

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