- Joni Ernst 36%
- Mark Jacobs 18%
- Matt Whitaker 13%
- Sam Clovis 11%
- Scott Schaben 2%
- Undecided 16%
Survey of 400 likely GOP primary voters was conducted May 27-30, 2014 by Selzer & Co. The margin of error is +/- 4.9 percentage points.
McConnell now has the backing of 76% of Kentucky Republicans and 27% of the state’s Democrats. Sixty-seven percent (67%) of Democrats and 18% of GOP voters favor Grimes. Voters not affiliated with either major political party prefer the Democrat by three points.
Both candidates are well-known in Kentucky and have higher unfavorables than favorables. For McConnell, Very Favorables are 21%, Very Unfavorables 30%. Grimes is seen Very Favorably by 18% and Very Unfavorably by 26%.