A new NBC News/Marist poll is showing Mitch McConnell with an 8 point lead (47% to 39%) over Alison Lundergan Grimes. Many pundits watching this race from within knew it was coming as the dysfunction in the Grimes campaign was growing more and more apparent. The cracks are starting to show as Grimes only managed a miserable 39% in this latest mainstream poll. Libertarian David Patterson managed to grab 8% as well. This only leaves a measly 6% undecided and that spells doom for the true believers in the Grimes campaign. So expect a chorus of rants toward David Patterson in the coming days in an effort to convince him to drop out, that's not going to happen because I seriously doubt it would effect McConnell's vote total. I would allocate at least 6% of Patterson's total to McConnell if Patterson did indeed drop out.
I really have no idea what they're doing in that campaign but they are effectively blowing the best chance Democrats have had in 2 decades to unseat Mitch McConnell. I thought I would never say this, especially so soon, but the dysfunction in Grimes campaign is close to surpassing the dysfunction of Jack Conway's miserable U.S. Senate campaign in 2010.
There are no more chances, Grimes has to make a move now but as the polls slide more and more toward McConnell's favor I am not expecting much of a change. With only a few shorts weeks left it's really too late to fire and re-hire a competent campaign staff.