May 13, 2019 / Press Releases

NEW KY POLL: Kentucky Voters Sour on Mitch McConnell

Ending political corruption is the second most important issue for Kentuckians

71% of Kentuckians support the For the People Act, the bill McConnell refuses to bring to the Senate floor for a vote

Washington, D.C. –– A new poll of Kentucky voters, commissioned by End Citizens United (ECU) and conducted by Public Policy Polling (PPP), shows Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Governor Matt Bevin underwater with voters, even as 55 percent of Kentuckians approve of President Trump.

Click here to see the polling memo.

The poll also finds that 71 percent of Kentuckians support the For the People Act. The once-in-a-generation anti-corruption and reform legislation passed the U.S. House in March but remains suppressed in the Senate because of Sen. McConnell’s absolute refusal to give the bill a hearing or vote. Notably, the poll finds that confirming judicial nominees and tax reform – McConnell’s defining issues – are tied for last place among voters’ priorities, while ending political corruption ranked second only behind lowering the cost of prescription drugs and health care. Additionally, 63 percent of Kentuckians believe McConnell is more responsive to his big donors than his constituents.

“Senator McConnell’s appetite for putting his big donors and special interests ahead of Kentucky families is catching up to him,” said End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller. “McConnell is the poster child of giving donors and special interests undue influence over our government, while stonewalling all progress on reform legislation that would put power back in the hands of people. Kentuckians are fed up with his refusal to listen to everyday people and these numbers underscore their hunger for change. McConnell is set for the toughest re-election of his life and we’ll be there to remind voters of his terrible record.”

To see the poll with other key takeaways, click here.

PPP surveyed 676 Kentucky voters from May 6-7, 2019. The margin of error is +/- 3.8%.

ECU is dedicated to getting Big Money out of politics and fixing the rigged system in Washington so government works for all Americans. The group played a pivotal role in helping to pass the For the People Act, a once-in-a-generation anti-corruption and reform bill in the U.S House. ECU also led the movement among candidates to forgo corporate PAC money in their campaigns. Fifty-seven members of the 116th Congress are refusing to take corporate PAC money, including 36 new members of the House freshman class. The reform group has four million members nationwide and is entirely grassroots-funded with an average donation of just $14.

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