News reports this week highlighted a new poll from Public Policy Polling for Protect Our Care shows that voters in Kentucky strongly reject Mitch McConnell’s push to reopen schools in the fall even as the pandemic rages on across the country and support key provisions of the Heroes Act championed by House Democrats. As Mitch McConnell scrambles to get his caucus and the White House on the same page this week about the next COVID relief package, it’s clear their priorities are being rejected by people in McConnell’s home state and around the country who understand that the provisions outlined by Democrats such as increased federal funding for testing and a special enrollment period for the ACA are truly what’s necessary to keep them healthy and safe. 

The Hill: Poll Shows McConnell Under Pressure At Home Over Next Coronavirus Bill. “A new poll conducted by the Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling shows Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) getting pushback from voters in Kentucky because of his opposition to more federal aid to state and local governments and his call to get kids back to school quickly.” [The Hill, 7/21/20

Daily Kos: Kentucky Voters Reject Every McConnell Stance on COVID-19 Relief. “The voters of Kentucky roundly support the key provisions of the HEROES coronavirus relief bill from House Democrats, and roundly oppose Sen. Mitch McConnell’s push to reopen schools in the middle of the pandemic. That’s what Public Policy Polling (PPP) found in a poll conducted July 17-18 in Kentucky for Protect Our Care.” [Daily Kos, 7/22/20

Newsweek: Most Voters in Mitch McConnell’s Home State of Kentucky Disagree with Him on Coronavirus Federal Aid. “A majority of voters in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s home state of Kentucky disagree with his coronavirus federal aid plan, according to a new poll… The poll from Public Policy Polling also found a majority of Kentucky voters disagree with sending children back to school, a stance that McConnell has supported. According to the poll, 56 percent of voters in the state said they disagree with sending kids back to school, while 31 percent said the opposite.” [Newsweek, 7/21/20