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NY Times Live Polling Ky. Congressional Race

Posted at 12:06 PM, Sep 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-07 18:13:10-04


FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18)– The New York Times has its eye on Kentucky’s Sixth Congressional District Race.

The publication started posting “live polling” results on its website this week and it has incumbent Andy Barr and retired marine Amy McGrath in a dead heat.

So far, not very many Kentuckians have been polled. Just 164 people. Younger voters and voters over the age of 65 are skewing Democratic, while middle aged voters are skewing Republican.

And voters also appear to be sticking to party lines, but 9 percent are undecided.

LEX 18 Political Analyst Bob Babbage says those voters are the key to victory.

“You have to keep what you’ve got and win what you don’t have without losing that base in any way its tough political calculus.”

As of Friday, Barr is 2 percent up on McGrath, but with such a small sample size at this point it’s not enough to draw any firm conclusions.

The New York Times will continue posting live polling results on their website through the duration of the race.