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Beshear maintains lead in latest Kentucky governor's race poll


The latest snapshot of the governor’s race shows an eight-point lead for incumbent Democrat Andy Beshear over his rival, Daniel Cameron.

The new survey from Public Policy Polling puts the bellwether race at 49-41 with 10% answered undecided. The polling firm is affiliated with the Democratic Party but is graded an A- by polling accuracy watchers fivethirtyeight.

While the poll shows low approval ratings for President Joe Biden at just 28%, 56% of Kentucky respondents gave Beshear either "somewhat" or "very favorable" reviews.

A Beshear campaign statement said, "It is clear that Andy’s compassionate and effective response to devastating natural disasters, as well as his work to bring historic economic development to Kentucky is resonating with voters."

The results again show Beshear bucking the solidly red-leaning trends in the state. In a hypothetical rematch between Biden and former President Donald Trump, respondents favored the embattled Republican by 21 points.

So far, the issues at the forefront of the race have centered around public safety, twin political contribution controversies, and most recently, the status of gender reassignment surgery for minors in the state.

Josh James fell in love with college radio at Western Kentucky University's student station, New Rock 92 (now Revolution 91.7). After working as a DJ and program director, he knew he wanted to come home to Lexington and try his hand in public radio.