BCTC student poll results: Beshear leading governors race; Mayor Newberry is doing a good job; Clinton and Giuliani are the presidential favorites.
LEXINGTON, KY (November 2, 2007) Bluegrass Community and Technical College political science students recently completed a political issues poll of 1,307 registered voters in Central Kentucky (Fayette and surrounding counties). Students enrolled in Political Science 101 took the poll in October. Students surveyed voters on topics ranging from their preferred candidates for the offices of Governor, U.S. President, the job performances of Mayor Newberry, Governor Ernie Fletcher, Congressman Ben Chandler and President George Bush, to allowing Sunday alcohol sales in Lexington.
According to the survey, the majority of the respondents, 54.8%, would vote for Steve Beshear as Kentuckys next Governor. Governor Ernie Fletcher polled 31.9% with 15.2% undecided.
The majority of Democrat respondents would vote for Hillary Clinton as the countrys next President with Rudy Giuliani selected as the Republicans choice. A large majority of respondents felt that Jim Newberry has done a good job as Mayor so far, and favored Sunday alcohol sales.
The majority of the respondents felt that the country is not on the right economic path and rated President George Bush and Governor Ernie Fletcher below average on how each have done their jobs so far.
This is the second BCTC Political Poll since the consolidation of Lexington Community College (LCC) and Central Kentucky Technical College (CKTC). LCC had conducted the poll for over 18 years.
The poll margin of error was 2.71% with 1,307 total responses. For more information regarding the poll results, contact BCTC faculty member, Hossein Motamedi, at 246-6200.