cn|2 Poll voter trends: Split on Kentucky's direction, pick Democrats to handle budget

03/04/2011 06:50 PM

Kentuckians surveyed in this week’s cn|2 Poll largely split over whether the state was headed in the right direction or the wrong track.

And by a nearly a five-point margin, those Kentuckians surveyed said they most trust Democrats to handle the Kentucky government’s budget. About 42.3% of the 804 respondents picked Democrats compared to 37.4% for Republicans and a total of 6% were unsure or didn’t respond, according to the poll results.

The survey was conducted Feb. 28 and March 1 by live interviewers from Braun Research of New Jersey. Interviewers contacted likely voters in the 2011 election — those who voted in both gubernatorial elections of 2003 and 2007, as well as younger voters under 24 who said they planned to vote this fall. The poll has a margin of error of 3.5 points.

To see more about the poll’s methodology, the crosstabs and other political results, download the polling document:
statewide ballot 3-2-11.pdf [625.62KB]

Holly Harris VonLuehrte, finance chairwoman for the Republican Party of Kentucky, and Matt Erwin, communications director for the Kentucky Democratic Party, batted the results around, offering their opposing takes on what it says about the political climate.

- Ryan Alessi


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