Kentucky poll: Mitch McConnell 44, Alison Lundergan Grimes 43

The poll found that McConnell leads by the narrowest of margins, pulling ahead 44-43 among likely voters. That result is well within the poll’s margin of error. Libertarian David Patterson gets just 5 percent.

The poll shows that McConnell is in the fight of his political life despite being the most powerful Republican in the Senate and likely to take over as the Senate majority leader if he wins re-election and the GOP can win control of the Senate…

Three weeks ago, Grimes led by 2 points, but in the days following the release of the poll, Grimes garnered wide criticism when she refused to tell The Courier-Journal’s editorial board if she voted for President Barack Obama in 2008 or 2012.