Fletcher Makes No Significant Inroads Against Beshear; Democrat Still Poised for KY Statehouse Takeaway:
In a general election for Governor of Kentucky today, 7/17/07, 7 weeks after the Primary and 3-and-1/2 months to the general, the Democratic challengers Steve Beshear and Dan Mongiardo maintain a material lead over the incumbent Republican team of Ernie Fletcher and Robbie Rudolph, according to a SurveyUSA poll of 560 likely KY voters conducted exclusively for WHAS-TV Louisville and WCPO-TV Cincinnati. Beshear is at 59% today, down slightly from 62% in SurveyUSA's 5/25/07 tracking poll. Fletcher is at 36% today, up slightly from 34% on 5/25/07. 24% of Kentucky Republicans today cross-over and vote Democratic in this contest, down from the 36% of Republicans who told SurveyUSA they would crossover in SurveyUSA's 5/25/07 release. Fletcher trails today by 12 among men, trails by 35 among women. Beshear leads by 16 or more points in every region of the state.