Public Policy Polling tweets hint that Ky.'s 'GOP voters may stay home' in November

08/29/2011 06:25 PM

A new poll will show that “GOP voters may stay home because of their weak” candidate for governor, according to tweets from Public Policy Polling.

The North Carolina-based polling firm, which has conducted surveys for many Democratic congressional candidates across the country, was in the field in Kentucky over the weekend.

In a series of tweets Monday night in advance of the poll’s release Tuesday, the survey firm said the results show depressed turnout among Republicans that could help Democratic candidates running for other statewide offices beyond the governor’s race.

Public Policy Polling hasn’t released the survey results in the governor’s race yet but said in a tweet that among independents, Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear leads Republican candidate David Williams by 26 points.

But also among those independents, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney would lead Democratic President Barack Obama by 25 points.

Here’s what else the firm’s tweets said:

  • “Libertarian candidate for State Treasurer in Kentucky polling at 16%- that says something about voter disgust right now.”
  • “Rand Paul is already Kentucky’s more popular Senator. Kind of stinks for Mitch McConnell after 26 years in the Senate.”
  • “Obama leads Palin in Kentucky. That suggests he would win more than 450 electoral voters if she ran and somehow won the nomination.”


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