NEW POLL: Mitch McConnell vulnerable on issue of money in politics

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A new poll commissioned by Public Campaign Action Fund indicates that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's stance on money in politics is a vulnerability. The poll, which was conducted by Lake Research Partners, surveyed 5,000 Kentucky voters and found that McConnell's opposition to sensible campaign finance restrictions may not play well at the polls.

The Washington Post reported on the results noting, "The majority of Kentucky voters view Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell unfavorably and have deep concern about his support for unlimited campaign contributions...Voters were particularly receptive to the argument that McConnell backs increasing the role of big money in politics, with 53 percent saying they had 'very serious doubts' about his support for allowing 'wealthy CEOs, lobbyists and special interest PACS to give unlimited amounts of money to politicians, including himself.'"

Sen. McConnell, who is up for re-election in 2014, is battling both a primary candidate and a Democratic challenger.