That's up slightly from PPP's last poll, though down one point from a survey conducted earlier this month by a GOP firm. HuffPost's overall average puts McConnell up by just under 2 points, but that includes polls that are several weeks old at this point. But the big picture story is clear: Grimes is in a great position to unseat McConnell and the best pollster tracking the race shows her with a small lead.
Beyond the horse race, PPP's poll—which was conducted for the Americans for Tax Fairness Action Fund—shows Grimes is well-positioned on issues. Here are the numbers:
Remember, McConnell is the candidate who said creating jobs wasn't his job, and he's the guy who's been fighting for lower taxes for the wealthy, not for making them pay their fair share.
For better or worse, Grimes says she has the same position as McConnell on McConnell's "best" issue—stopping the so-called war on coal. And with such tepid support for his Obamacare repeal stance, you can see why he was trying to fudge his position on it.
There's a long way to go between now and November, but at this point, the Grimes campaign has to be very pleased with where things stand—as is everyone else who wants to send Mr. Turtle into retirement.