2015 KY Governor's Race Poll: Up for Grabs

Jul 31, 2014

A new poll suggests the race to decide Kentucky’s next governor, it’s still very much up for grab. Data from a recent Bluegrass poll shows a plurality of Kentucky voters have either “no opinion” or are neutral toward three gubernatorial candidates, including Attorney General Jack Conway; former Louisville Metro Councilman Hal Heiner; and Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, whom is expected to announce his candidacy this weekend at the Fancy Farm political picnic.

The poll  reveals an interesting rift between Conway among African-American voters, with whom he suffers a negative net favorability rating of eight points. By contrast, Heiner is up 6 points among black voters, and Comer commands a 17 point edge.

A large number of voters remain unaware of Heiner and Comer, with just under 40 percent of respondents reporting they had no opinion of the candidates. Only 23 percent said they had no opinion of Conway.

The poll surveyed 714 registered voters, and reported a margin of error just under 4 percent.