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Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #16250

Geography: Kentucky Sponsor:


Data Collected: 01/28/2010 - 01/31/2010 The Courier-Journal Bluegrass / WHAS-TV Poll, (Louisville, KY)
Release Date: 02/02/2010

Midway Through Governor's 1st Term, Kentucky Split on Beshear, 44% Approve, 44% Disapprove: Kentucky is divided on Governor Steve Beshear, according to an exclusive
Courier-Journal Bluegrass / WHAS-TV Poll conducted by SurveyUSA. 44% today approve of the Governor, 44% disapprove.SurveyUSA has measured Beshear's job approval 23 times since the
Governor took office 2 years ago. Click on the "Triangle T" to reveal SurveyUSA's interactive tracking graphs , a SurveyUSA exclusive, which permit a time-series analysis of each demographic
sub-population. Beshear is Plus 12 in greater Louisville, which means that the number of adults who approve of the job he is doing is 12 percentage points greater than the number who
disapprove. By contrast, Beshear is Minus 7 in North Central KY and Minus 5 in Eastern KY.

Filtering: SurveyUSA interviewed 700 Kentucky adults 01/28/10 through 01/31/10.

Do you approve or disapprove of the job Steve Beshear is doing as Governor?


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700 Adults Gender Age <50 / 50+ Race Party Affiliation
All
Margin of Sampling Error: +/-3.8% Male Female 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ 18-49 50+ White Black Hispani Other Republi Democr Indepen
Approve 44% 41% 47% 39% 43% 43% 55% 41% 48% 43% 54% ** ** 30% 58% 37%
Disapprove 44% 48% 41% 45% 42% 50% 38% 44% 45% 45% 27% ** ** 58% 32% 48%
Not Sure 12% 11% 13% 15% 15% 7% 7% 15% 7% 12% 19% ** ** 12% 10% 15%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Composition of Adults 100% 48% 52% 31% 31% 21% 17% 62% 38% 90% 7% 1% 2% 38% 48% 12%

Do you approve or disapprove of the job Steve Beshear is doing as Governor?


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700 Adults Ideology Region
All
Margin of Sampling Error: +/-3.8% Conser Modera Liberal Wester Louisvill North C Eastern
Approve 44% 38% 53% 44% 45% 47% 41% 44%
Disapprove 44% 55% 36% 41% 43% 35% 48% 49%
Not Sure 12% 7% 11% 15% 12% 18% 11% 7%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Composition of Adults 100% 39% 36% 18% 23% 23% 36% 18%

** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.

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Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #16250
Geography: Kentucky Sponsor:
Data Collected: 01/28/2010 - 01/31/2010 The Courier-Journal Bluegrass / WHAS-TV Poll, (Louisville, KY)
Release Date: 02/02/2010

Statement of Methodology: The following statement conforms to the principles of disclosure of the National Council on Public Polls:How this poll was conducted: This SurveyUSA poll was
conducted by telephone in the voice of a professional announcer. Respondent households were selected at random, using Random Digit Dialed (RDD) sample provided by Survey Sampling, of
Fairfield CT. All respondents heard the questions asked identically. Within the report, you will find: the geography that was surveyed; the date(s) interviews were conducted and the news
organization(s) that paid for the research. The number of respondents who answered each question and the margin of sampling error for each question are provided. Where necessary, responses
were weighted according to age, gender, ethnic origin, geographical area and number of adults and number of voice telephone lines in the household, so that the sample would reflect the actual
demographic proportions in the population, using most recent U.S.Census estimates. In theory, with the stated sample size, one can say with 95% certainty that the results would not vary by more
than the stated margin of sampling error, in one direction or the other, had the entire universe of respondents been interviewed with complete accuracy. There are other possible sources of error in
all surveys that may be more serious than theoretical calculations of sampling error. These include refusals to be interviewed, question wording and question order, weighting by demographic
control data and the manner in which respondents are filtered (such as, determining who is a likely voter). It is difficult to quantify the errors that may result from these factors. Fieldwork for this
survey was done by SurveyUSA of Clifton, NJ.

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