Poll: Beshear Has 60 Percent Approval Rating

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A poll shows most Kentuckians approve of the job Gov. Steve Beshear is doing.

The Courier-Journal Bluegrass poll of 800 randomly selected Kentucky residents found that 60 percent approve of Beshear's actions in the governor's office while 23 percent disapprove. The phone poll was taken last week for the newspaper by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research Inc. of Washington, D.C. It has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.

Beshear's approval rating is 9 percentage points higher than former Gov. Ernie Fletcher's was at this same point in his term. It's 7 percentage points lower than former Gov. Paul Patton's was at this point in his term.


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  • by Democrat Location: Frankfort on Sep 30, 2008 at 03:07 PM
    They didn't poll me, or else I would've disapproved of his job performance. Working in state government, I have seen a lot of "politics as usual" under Beshear's leadership, but so far nothing illegal like his predecessor who did nothing by the book. Questionable...yes, but illegal...no. But I still don't approve of him because the people of KY are going to be in for a big wake-up call about April of next year when state government slows to a crawl due to all the retirements and the refusal to rehire for positions which must be filled for the work to be done. Then you'll be tickled to death when no one returns your calls and your checks come late, because there's not going to be enough people there to do it all.
  • by SALLY on Sep 30, 2008 at 12:31 PM
    And what was Fletcher's 13%?
  • by J Location: KY on Sep 30, 2008 at 12:22 PM
    I wonder WHO they polled...didn't call me and ask my opinion..wonder why? LOL~! Guess the eastern part of the state doesn't matter, as usual.
  • by Wilhelm Location: Lexington on Sep 30, 2008 at 11:25 AM
    Of course Brashear's rating is high than Flectcher's. He's a better governor!
  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Sep 30, 2008 at 10:44 AM
    A poll of 800 randomly selected Democrats? :)
  • by Early Cuyler Location: Squidville on Sep 30, 2008 at 10:34 AM
    I highly doubt that.......
  • by sarah on Sep 30, 2008 at 09:51 AM
    I'm not yet convinced but I do know anything is far better than Fletcher.

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