Soon after the Kentucky primary in late May, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) released a survey showing challenger Amy McGrath (D) jumping out to a major 52-37% lead over three-term Rep. Andy Barr (R-Lexington). This, and what is reported as confirming internal Barr data at the time, led the Congressman’s campaign to go heavy negative against Ms. McGrath. It appears the ad campaign drawing a clear ideological contrast has worked in the conservative-leaning northeast Kentucky district.
According to a new Fabrizio, Lee & Associates for the Congressional Leadership Fund (9/4-6; 400 KY-6 likely voters), the Congressman is back on top, 49-45%. The negative attacks drove Ms. McGrath’s favorability index from 55:16% favorable to unfavorable in June to 45:34% in early September.
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