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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has a double-digit lead over his Democratic challenger Amy McGrath, a poll released Wednesday shows.

According to a Quinnipiac University poll, McConnell now leads McGrath by 12 points. Fifty-three percent of likely Kentucky voters backed McConnell compared to the 41 percent who supported McGrath.

The poll also mentions that 91 percent of the likely voters who selected a candidate have their minds made up about who they will vote for in November.

Amy McGrath address supporters after her loss during her Election Night Event at the EKU Center for the Arts on November 6, 2018 in Richmond, Kentucky. (Photo by Jason Davis/Getty Images)

An August poll released by QuinnipiacUniversity showed McConnell had a five-point lead on McGrath, which has now doubled. In March, McConnell restructured his campaign into a meals effort for Kentuckians affected by coronavirus, as McGrath had been running million-dollar attack ads on him. (RELATED: McConnell Restructures Campaign Into Meals Effort For Kentuckians Affected By Coronavirus)

McConnell has been focused on trying to pass coronavirus legislation on Capitol Hill, while Democrats have continued to block Republicans’ efforts. (RELATED: Senate Democrats Block Coronavirus Stimulus Package)

The Quinnipiac poll was conducted from September 10-14. 1,164 likely voters were questioned. The margin of error is plus or minus 2.9 percent.

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Omar urges Democrats to focus on nonvoters over disaffected Trump voters

Democratic Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarOmar fires back at Trump over rally remarks: 'This is my country' Trump attacks Omar for criticizing US: 'How did you do where you came from?' Democrats scramble on COVID-19 relief amid division, Trump surprise MORE (Minn.) said the party should focus on winning over nonvoters rather than “disaffected Trump voters.”

“I get the urge to focus on disaffected Trump voters. Democrats pride themselves on being a big-tent party. We want to show disaffected Republicans that there’s a political home for them outside Trump’s GOP,” Omar wrote in a Washington Post op-ed published Friday. “But appealing to these voters while alienating more progressive, diverse nonvoters doesn’t make sense. 

“For every moderate, suburban Republican on the fence about Trump, there are lines of cooks, homeworkers, dishwashers, cashiers and farm workers who would vote a straight Democratic ticket if they were just given a reason to do so.”

Democrats have focused energy on highlighting Republicans who have endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenPelosi slams Trump executive order on pre-existing conditions: It 'isn't worth the paper it's signed on' Hillicon Valley: Subpoenas for Facebook, Google and Twitter on the cards | Wray rebuffs mail-in voting conspiracies | Reps. raise mass surveillance concerns Fox News poll: Biden ahead of Trump in Nevada, Pennsylvania and Ohio MORE, including former Trump administration officials and alumni of the George W. Bush administration. 

Several of them spoke at the Democratic National Convention and groups like the Lincoln Project and Republican Voters Against Trump are running pro-Biden ads. 

Both Biden and Trump have expressed an intent to win over moderate suburban voters in swing states. Omar said low-income voters are a largely untapped bloc that could benefit Democrats if they embrace left-leaning policies. 

The congresswoman noted that Trump won in 2016 “because he increased Republican turnout in the Midwest while we Democrats didn’t.”

“That’s why adopting policies and finding candidates who speak to the needs of working people isn’t just the right thing to do, it is critical for our party’s long-term success,” Omar wrote.

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