The latest Rasmussen Reports has Bruce Lunsford has a five-point lead over Mitch McConnell.
The poll, conducted just two days after Lunsford won the Democratic nomination, shows the challenger with 49% of the vote while McConnell earns 44%.
And check out this bit of information:
just 67% of McCain voters currently plan to vote for McConnell. Twenty-eight percent (28%) of McCain voters say they will split the ticket and vote for Lunsford.
It’s official. Bruce Lunsford could actually beat Mitch McConnell. And McCain voters are already crossing over.
Update @ 1:15: Sorry for the lack of updates this afternoon. It’s turned out to be a crazy busy day. Just wanted to provide a bit more detail re: this senate poll. We just got access to the premium crosstabs (warning: PDF link) from Rasmussen.
There are a couple interesting points to get across. Believe it or not, Bruce Lunsford outperforms Mitch McConnell in several age groups. Take a look:
Even more interesting are the “Very Unfavorable” numbers:
Of those who rate McConnell very unfavorable, 0% cite National Security as their main concern. 36% cite the war in Iraq and 27% cite our Economy as their #1 concern. 25% of those who think Lunsford is very unfavorable cite National Security as one of their main concerns. As well as 10% for the war in Iraq and 15% for the economy.
UPDATE @ 2:00: Not to be outdone, McConnell’s camp just released an internal poll showing him ahead by 11 points.
U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell has responded to release of a Rasmussen Poll that showed him trailing Democrat Bruce Lunsford by releasing his own poll, taken at virtually the same time, that shows him leading by 11 percentage points.