KY-Gov: Fletcher Back Under 40 Percent Two Weeks Out
by Jonathan Singer, Tue Oct 23, 2007 at 05:24:10 PM EDT
A couple of weeks ago Kentucky Republicans had a modicum of hope. The state's GOP Governor, Ernie Fletcher, finally hit 40 percent in public head-to-head polling matching him up against Democrat Steve Beshear, whom he faces in an election two weeks from today. Unfortunately for the Republicans, however, that survey appears to have been an aberration. Take a look at the latest numbers from the race:(R)(D)Fletcher/
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Earlier polls below the fold...
A lot of folks were understandably concerned by the results of the weekend's gubernatorial election in Louisiana, with Republican Bobby Jindal winning with 53 percent, thus abrogating a need for a runoff. Even though Democratic Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu also won his race with 57 percent of the vote, which bodes well for the hopes of his sister Mary, who is up for reelection to her Senate seat next fall, the big loss in the gubernatorial election had some within the Democratic ranks worrying.
That said, the fact that Democrat Steve Beshear appears headed to receive somewhere upwards of 60 percent in his bid against Governor Fletcher should have Republicans similarly concerned -- particularly given the fact that they, too, must defend a Senate seat in the state next fall and, what's more, Kentucky could conceivably be in play for the Democrats in a way that Louisiana most likely is not.