A Friday poll suggests that, with only a few days remaining before Tuesday’s election, the Democratic governor of Kentucky, Andy Beshear, and the Republican attorney general, Daniel Cameron, are now neck and neck in the contest for governor.
According to an Emerson College survey, Beshear and Cameron are deadlocked at 47% among likely voters in Kentucky ahead of the Nov. 7 election, with 4% remaining undecided and 2% selecting someone else.
Sixty-two percent of voters who are still unsure about their choice are leaning toward voting for Cameron, while thirty-nine percent are leaning toward Beshear.
According to the poll, Cameron led Beshear 48% to 45% among independents who said they would vote for the attorney general or are inclined to do so.
Although Beshear trailed Cameron among voters between the ages of 18 and 49, the attorney general received a larger percentage of votes from those over 50.
“Cameron appears to have gained ground by consolidating Republican voters who supported former President Donald Trump in the 2020 election. In October, 54% of Trump supporters supported Cameron; now, as election day approaches, that number has jumped to 79% – a 25-point increase. Notably, October’s poll was of registered voters in Kentucky, while this final election poll includes only those who are very likely or have already voted in Kentucky.” Spencer Kimball, executive director of Emerson College Polling, said regarding the poll.
According to the poll, 57% of Kentucky voters expect Beshear to be re-elected next week, while 41% think Cameron will dethrone the governor.
The poll also revealed that, at 55% against 28% in favor, most Kentucky voters are against the state’s abortion legislation, which outlaws the operation almost universally.
1,000 potential voters were surveyed by Emerson College between October 30 and November 2, with a 3% margin of error.