RunSwitch/Harper Polling Kentucky Governor Election Poll
January 28-31, 2015

Democratic Primary 

Election Environment

Q: Would you say that things in Kentucky are going in the right direction, or have they gotten off on the wrong track?

Q: Of the following issues, which is the MOST important to you when it comes to choosing a candidate for Governor in this year’s election: Economy and jobs; Education and schools; Obamacare and KYNECT; Tax reform, spending, and debt issues; or Roads and bridges?

Democratic Primary Ballot

Q: If the Democratic primary election for Governor were held today, which of the following candidates would you vote for: Jack Conway or Geoff Young?

Q: There are two candidates in the Democratic Primary for Governor—Jack Conway and Geoff Young. Are you satisfied with these choices or do you wish more candidates had run?

Republican Primary

Election Environment

Q: Would you say that things in Kentucky are going in the right direction, or have they gotten off on the wrong track?

Q: Of the following issues, which is the MOST important to you when it comes to choosing a candidate for Governor in this year’s election: Economy and jobs; Education and schools; Obamacare and KYNECT; Tax reform, spending, and debt issues; or Roads and bridges?

Republican Primary Ballot

Q: If the Republican primary election for Governor were held today, which of the following candidates would you vote for: James Comer, Hal Heiner, Will Scott, or Matt Bevin?

General Election

Election Environment

Q: Would you say that things in Kentucky are going in the right direction, or have they gotten off on the wrong track?

Q: Of the following issues, which is the MOST important to you when it comes to choosing a candidate for Governor in this year’s election: Economy and jobs; Education and schools; Obamacare and KYNECT; Tax reform, spending, and debt issues; or Roads and bridges?

Q: In an election for Governor, would you generally prefer to vote for the Republican candidate or the Democratic candidate?

Candidate Images

General Election Ballot Tests

Q: If the election for Governor were held today, which of the following candidates would you vote for: Hal Heiner, Republican or Jack Conway, Democrat?

Q: If the election for Governor were held today, which of the following candidates would you vote for: Will Scott, Republican or Jack Conway, Democrat?

Q: If the election for Governor were held today, which of the following candidates would you vote for: Matt Bevin, Republican or Jack Conway, Democrat?

Q: If the election for Governor were held today, which of the following candidates would you vote for: James Comer, Republican or Jack Conway, Democrat?

Job Approvals

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Steve Beshear is handling his job as Governor?

DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY METHODOLOGY:
The sample size for the survey is 255 likely voters and the margin of error is +/-6.14%. The Interactive Voice Response (IVR) automated telephone survey was conducted January 28–31, 2015 by Harper Polling.  The total percentages for responses may not equal 100% due to rounding.


REPUBLICAN PRIMARY METHODOLOGY:
The sample size for the survey is 261 likely voters and the margin of error is +/-6.07%. The Interactive Voice Response (IVR) automated telephone survey was conducted January 28–31, 2015 by Harper Polling.  The total percentages for responses may not equal 100% due to rounding.


GENERAL ELECTION METHODOLOGY:
The sample size for the survey is 640 likely voters and the margin of error is +/-3.87%. The Interactive Voice Response (IVR) automated telephone survey was conducted January 28–29, 2015 by Harper Polling.  The total percentages for responses may not equal 100% due to rounding.

Harper Polling