Here Are The Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #12454

Geography Surveyed: Kentucky
Data Collected: 08/04/2007 - 08/06/2007
Release Date: 08/07/2007 8:45 AM ET
Sponsors: WCPO-TV Cincinnati, WHAS-TV Louisville

3 Months to KY Governor Election, Democrats Still Well Positioned for Statehouse Takeaway: In an election for Governor of Kentucky today, 8/7/07, 13 weeks to the vote, Democratic challenger Steve Beshear defeats incumbent Republican Ernie Fletcher, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for WHAS-TV Louisville and WCPO-TV Cincinnati. Beshear gets 58% today, Fletcher 37%. The contest is little changed since an identical SurveyUSA tracking poll 3 weeks ago, when Beshear led by 23 points statewide. Today he leads by 21 statewide. In Western KY, Fletcher trails today by 8. In Eastern KY, Fletcher trails by 13. In North Central KY, Fletcher trails by 22. In greater Louisville, Fletcher trails by 34.

Filtering: 1,000 state of Kentucky adults were interviewed 08/04/07 through 08/06/07. Of them, 887 were registered to vote. Of them, 613 were identified by SurveyUSA as likely voters and were asked the candidate preference question. To access SurveyUSA tracking data on this contest, click on the "Triangle T," which appears on the "complete interactive crosstab" display.

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  Asked of 613 likely voters
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4%

If the election for Governor were today, would you vote for the .... Republican ticket of Ernie Fletcher and Robbie Rudolph? Or, the Democratic ticket of Steve Beshear and Dan Mongiardo?

37% Fletcher / Rudolph (R)
58% Beshear / Mongiardo (D)
4% Undecided

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