Why Alison Lundergan Grimes still has a shot: People don't like Mitch McConnell

A Western Kentucky University poll released Tuesday is the latest to show Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) remaining competitive with McConnell, the Republican Senate minority leader. McConnell leads 45-42, within the poll’s margin of error. It’s the latest poll to show the race is still tight, despite national Democrats having pulled ads from the state.

The most interesting part of the poll, though, is how very few people are actually voting for Grimes. Rather, 60 percent of Grimes supporters say their vote is more about casting a ballot against McConnell than casting one for Grimes. Just 34 percent of Grimes backers said their vote will be more in support of the Democrat.