Poll: Kentucky Voters Support Increase in Minimum Wage, Senate Race a Toss-Up
A new poll out Wednesday shows that Kentucky voters support an increase in the minimum wage and that race for US Senate is a toss-up between Republican Mitch McConnell and Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes.
Public Policy Polling interviewed 882 Kentucky voters, 52% of who were Democrats and 36% of who were Republicans.
The minimum wage issue could be beneficial to Grimes, a proponent of the idea. Raising the minimum wage to $10 an hour from its current $7.25 is supported by 57% of those polled and opposed by 34%. The idea is supported by 71% of Democrats and 40% of Republicans. Half the Republican respondents oppose the idea.
79% of voters said that working full-time should keep a person out of poverty.
Overall, in the Senate race, McConnell leads Grimes by a percentage point, 45-44.
He is a very unpopular senator with only 37% of Kentucky voters approving of McConnell's job performance and 51% disapproving.
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Photos: McConnell and Grimes at Fancy Farm in 2013/RCN file