As Election Nears, Kentucky Governor's Race Still a Toss-Up
As Kentucky’s gubernatorial campaign enters the final three weeks before the election, the latest poll shows Democrat Jack Conway with a very slim lead over Republican Matt Bevin.
Statewide, 43% of likely voters support Conway while 41% back Bevin. Six percent favor Independent Drew Curtis and ten percent are undecided. Conway’s 2 point lead over Bevin is well within the survey’s margin of error of plus-or-minus four percentage points.
The survey, conducted byMason-Dixon Polling and Research, shows Conway has slightly better positive name recognition. However, Bevin is getting a stronger party cross-over vote, which is crucial for a GOP candidate to win statewide in Kentucky. Democrats outnumber Republicans among registered voters by more than 430,000.
The poll was taken October 6-8 and questioned 625 registered Kentucky voters by phone.