Yarmuth extends lead over Lally to 26 points, cn|2 Poll shows

10/21/2010 07:00 PM

Garnering nearly 58% of respondents’ support, Democratic U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth has increased his lead over Republican challenger Todd Lally to 26 points in the 3rd congressional district race, according to the cn|2 Poll.

More than 31% say they plan to vote for Lally. And the other two candidates, Libertarian Ed Martin and independent candidate Michael Hansen, received less than 2% each. About 6.5% of the 504 respondents said they’re still undecided.

The cn|2 poll of likely voters in Jefferson County was conducted Oct. 18-19 by live interviewers from Braun Research, Inc. in New Jersey. It has a margin of error of 4.4 points. Click here to view the crosstabs and details of the poll.

The two previous cn|2 Polls on the 3rd District race from Aug. 9-10 and Sept. 20-21 showed Yarmuth up by 23 points.

Yarmuth, in a statement, said the results “confirm that Louisville voters continue to choose a record of accomplishment and ideas over bumper stickers politics.”

Lally’s campaign manager Jay Hill disagreed with the poll results.

“This poll must have found a way to dial into all the people that actually think voting 99% with Nancy Pelosi is a good thing for Louisville,” he said. “These numbers are so off, it is laughable.”

Other results from the poll show:

  • Yarmuth has a job approval rating of 68.8%
  • Less than 52% of respondents in Louisville said they wanted to see Democrats control Congress compared to 36% who want Republicans
  • President Barack Obama has a job approval rating of nearly 58% in Louisville
  • Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jack Conway received nearly 54% of respondents’ support compared to nearly 36% for Republican Rand Paul

Earlier this week, Pure Politics had both 3rd congressional district candidates in to talk issues. In case you missed it, here is Yarmuth (from Tuesday’s show):

And here is Lally (from Wednesday’s edition):

- Ryan Alessi

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