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C-J Bluegrass Poll shows Romney landslide in Ky

C-J Bluegrass Poll shows Romney landslide in Ky

Credit: AP

President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney participate in the second presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

by Joe Arnold


Posted on November 1, 2012 at 11:00 PM

(WHAS11 Political Blog) -- Mitt Romney is poised to crush Barack Obama in the contest for Kentucky's eight electoral votes, a new Courier-Journal Bluegrass Poll shows.

The Louisville Courier-Journal's Joe Gerth has the numbers in Friday's newspaper:

662 Likely Kentucky Voters

Mitt Romney (R)       54%

Barack Obama (D)  41%

Other                            2%

Undecided                  3%

The poll was conducted by SurveyUSA Oct 28-30

Margin of error +/- 3.9%

The poll finds that Obama supporters are more driven to vote for him rather than against Romney by a 73% to 25% margin.  58% of Romney voters are motivated by their affinity for Romney compared with 39% of Romney voters who are motivated to vote against Obama.

Republicans in downticket Kentucky races are counting on those 39% who are more "anti-Obama" than "Pro-Romney" to mimic their protest vote in the state races.