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Poll: Most Kentuckians have little opinion on 2015 Gov. candidates

by Joe Arnold


Posted on July 29, 2014 at 5:05 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 29 at 10:20 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Voters are apparently not thinking much about the Kentucky candidates for governor in 2015, according to a WHAS11/Courier-Journal Bluegrass Poll released Tuesday.

The poll was conducted by Survey USA July 18-23, sponsored by WHAS-TV, The Courier Journal, WKYT-TV and the Herald-Leader.
714 registered voters
Margin of Error ± 3.7%
Opinion of Jack Conway
22% Favorable
17% Unfavorable
38% Neutral
23% No Opinion

Statement from the Conway Overly for Kentucky Campaign:

"These poll numbers show that Jack Conway is the favorite to be the next Governor of Kentucky. He has a proven track record of accomplishments as Attorney General, and he has the experience, integrity and leadership to make a great Governor.  Jack and his running mate, Sannie Overly, will take nothing for granted and will continue to work hard for the people of Kentucky."

14 registered voters
 Margin of Error ± 3.7%
Opinion of Hal Heiner
11% Favorable
12% Unfavorable
40% Neutral
37% No Opinion

Statement from Heiner campaign manager Joe Burgan:

"This is bad news for the Frankfort politicians who have long touted their supposed advantage in name ID.  This race starts out dead even and we are extremely confident in our ability to communicate a winning message to Kentucky voters." - Joe Burgan

714 registered voters
Margin of Error ± 3.7%
Opinion of James Comer:
15% Favorable
8% Unfavorable
39% Neutral
38% No Opinion

Statement from Agriculture Commissioner James Comer:

"Considering we haven’t announced a ticket or spent a dime, I'm humbled by these positive numbers. It's recognition of our hard work and achievements. Now the question becomes...how do we help even more Kentucky families? I look forward to talking about that this weekend."