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Election-driven news and views . . . by Jim Geraghty.

The Barr Is Set in Kentucky


Finally, a poll showing a House Democrat incumbent ahead:

Democratic U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler begins the general election season with a 14-point lead over Republican challenger Andy Barr, although 37 percent of those surveyed have yet to form an opinion of Barr, the latest cn|2 Poll shows.The cn|2 Poll of 503 likely voters in the 6th Congressional District showed Chandler receiving support from 46.1 percent, while 32.2 percent said they planned to vote for Barr. Another 20.9 percent were undecided.

Barr has his work cut out for him, but he has an incumbent below 50 percent and Barr’s favorable/unfavorable split is a healthy 41.7/19.2.

Obama’s job approval/disapproval in this district is 46.6/50.3.

Tags: Andy Barr , Ben Chandler


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