Poll: Beshear Maintains Commanding Lead Over Fletcher

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A new poll says Democrat Steve Beshear is maintaining a strong lead over Gov. Ernie Fletcher as the election draws near.

The Courier-Journal Bluegrass Poll released Wednesday found that Beshear has a 23-point lead over Fletcher, a Republican. Beshear led 56 percent to 33 percent among likely voters. Ten percent were undecided.

Beshear's lead in a Bluegrass poll taken in September was 20 points.

The poll found that Beshear has the support of more than half of all respondents in every region and every congressional district in the state.

The poll, conducted by telephone Oct. 26-29, surveyed 710 randomly selected likely voters. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.73 percentage points.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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