Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #18611
Geography: KentuckySponsor:Data Collected: 09/22/2011 - 09/27/2011The Courier-Journal Bluegrass / WHAS-TV Poll, (Louisville, KY)Release Date: 09/29/2011
Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #18611 - Page 1© 2011 SurveyUSA - www.surveyusa.com
onth To KY Governor Election,
One month until votes are counted in the election for Governor of Kentucky,incumbent Democrat Steve Beshear builds upon his 2:1 advantage over Republican challenger David Williams, according to a SurveyUSA tracking poll conducted for the Courier-Journalnewspaper and WHAS-TV in Louisville. 28% of Kentucky Republicans today cross-over to vote Democrat. 24% of Tea Party members cross-over to vote Democrat. Just half of Republican votersback the Republican candidate. When the demographic sub-groups are added up, it's Beshear 57% Williams 2
1-point advantage for the Democrat in a state that in 2
elected a TeaParty candidate to the U.S. Senate.
ndependent Gatewood Galbraith gets 8% in an election for Governor today, 1
11. Compared to an identical SurveyUSA poll
days ago, Williams is down2 points, Beshear is up 5 points. There is movement to the Democrat in Western K
, where Beshear's lead has nearly tripled since July, and among men, where Beshear had led by 18, now leadsby 2
. Beshear, elected in 2
7 with 5
% of the vote, is strong in greater Louisville, where he gets
2% of the vote, among moderates, where he gets 7
%, among women, where he gets
%,among seniors, where he gets
4%, and among pro-choice voters, where he gets 74% of the vote. Williams carries conservatives 5:4.
Beshear has a Plus
avorability Rating, up 4 pointssince July, impressive in a climate where Democrats elsewhere are struggling.
Williams has a
avorability Rating, down
points since July.
This survey includes cell phone respondents and landline respondents
11. Of the adults, 7
were registered to vote. Ofthe registered voters, 5
were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely to vote in the 11
11 Gubernatorial election. This survey was conducted multimode. Of the landline respondents
who are75% of adults, 7
% of likely voters
, two-thirds were interviewed in the recorded voice of a professional announcer, one-third were interviewed by call center employees, who asked the
uestionsand remained on the line until the interview was completed. Of the cell phone respondents
who are 25% of adults, 21% of likely voters
, all were interviewed by call center employees, whohand-dialed the numbers and who remained on the line until the interview was completed.
n this data set, cell-phone respondents and landline respondents vote similarly.