With indications that the so-called "enthusiasm gap" is narrowing, including Jack Conway's recent surge in the WHAS11/Courier-Journal Bluegrass Poll, top Conway supporters are awaiting details for a Conway campaign stop by the most popular politician in America, Bill Clinton.
With Clinton's visit aimed at driving voter turnout, he is expected to campaign for Conway in Louisville, Conway's home base, in the last week of the campaign, key supporters tell WHAS11.
While Conway says his ads and message in the closing weeks of the campaign will make it clear that it is his name on the ballot and not Barack Obama or Nancy Pelosi, Clinton would be a welcome exception to Conway's separation from national Democrats. Several media outlets reported in August that Conway confirmed that Clinton would campaign for him in Kentucky.
Politico reports that a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll shows that former President Clinton is now the most popular politician in the country:
Fifty-five percent of those polled hold a positive view of Clinton, while only 23 percent have a negative view, the best ratio of any of the politicians or political parties polled.
Only two other political figures, President Barack Obama and former Arkansas GOP Gov. Mike Huckabee, have a net positive rating.
Obama has a 47 percent positive rating and a 41 percent negative rating; Huckabee scored at 26 percent positive and 25 percent negative.