Comparing the polling on Kentucky politics

07/25/2010 12:43 PM

Now that the cn|2 Poll results are out, check out how its findings stack up to those of recent independent surveys.

The Rasmussen Reports, the Washington-based political publication that uses Pulse Opinion Research, has polled twice in the last month. Public Policy Polling, a North Carolina firm that surveys races across the nation and also does work for some Democratic candidates, surveyed Kentucky voters in late June.

U.S. Senate race of Rand Paul, the Republican, against Jack Conway, the Democrat:

  • cn|2 (7/22) Paul 41% to Conway 38% with 19% undecided
  • Rasm. (7/20) Paul 49% to Conway 41% with 10% other/not sure
  • PPP (6/30) Paul 43% to Conway 43% with 14% undecided
  • Rasm.(6/28) Paul 49% to Conway 42% with 9% other/not sure


Rand Paul’s support by political ideology:
  • cn|2 (7/22) 65.4% of conservatives, 18% of moderates, 11.4% of liberals
  • PPP (6/30) 68% of conservatives, 25% of moderates, 6% of liberals
  • Rasm. (6/28) 75% of conservatives, 27% of moderates and 21% of liberals


Jack Conway’s support by political ideology:
  • cn|2 (7/22) 75.8% of liberals, 52.4% of moderates, 14.6% of conservatives
  • PPP (6/30) 84% of liberals, 59% of moderates,  18% of conservatives
  • Rasm. (6/28) 74% of liberals, 62% of moderates, 15% of conservatives


Rand Paul’s favorability
  • cn|2 (7/22) 18.2% very fav. 29.3% somewhat fav., 15.8% somewhat unfav., 17.1% very unfav., 17.9% unsure
  • Rasm. (7/20) 22% very fav., 35% somewhat fav., 16% somewhat unfav., 19% very unfav., 8% unsure
  • PPP (6/30) 34% overall  favorable, 42% overall unfavorable, 24% unsure
  • Rasm. (6/28) 55% overall favorable, 38% overall unfavorable, 7% unsure


Jack Conway’s favorability
  • cn|2 (7/22) 14.2% very fav., 36.1% somewhat fav., 11.2% somewhat unfav., 8.1% very unfav., 28.1% unsure
  • Rasm. (7/20) 16% very fav., 33% somewhat fav., 27% somewhat unfav., 13% very unfav., 12% unsure
  • PPP (6/30) 31% overall favorable, 29% overall unfavorable, 40% unsure
  • Rasm. (6/28) 51%  overall favorable, 35% overall unfavorable, 14% unsure


President Barack Obama’s job approval rating:
  • cn|2 (7/22) 15.3% strongly approve, 25.7% somewhat approve, 13.4% somewhat disapprove, 42.2% strongly disapprove
  • Rasm. (7/20) 25% strongly approve, 17% somewhat approve, 10% somewhat disapprove, 48% strongly disapprove
  • PPP (6/30) 37% overall approve, 58% overall disapprove, 5% not sure


Gov. Steve Beshear’s job approval rating:
  • cn|2 (7/22) 12.5% strongly approve, 57.3% somewhat approve, 14.5% somewhat disapprove, 7.4% strongly disapprove
  • Rasm. (7/20) 18% strongly approve, 36% somewhat approve, 25% somewhat disapprove, 18% strongly disapprove

– Ryan Alessi

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