Poll shows Cameron tied with Beshear in governor’s race
Published 10:02 am Friday, November 3, 2023
A new Emerson College poll has Republican Attorney General Daniel Cameron catching up to Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear in the governor’s race.
The poll shows 47% support for both candidates, with 4% still undecided and 2% saying they will vote for someone else. There is no third candidate in the race.
It’s a massive shift from Emerson’s poll taken last month, Oct. 1 to 3, which had Beshear up by 16 percentage points, with 49% of the vote to Cameron’s 33%.
Most of the change is in undecided voters, who appear to have joined the Cameron camp, according to this poll.
The methodology is also slightly different between the polls. The early October poll sampled 450 registered voters, while the new poll sampled 1,000 likely voters or Kentuckians who had already voted.
According to FiveThirtyEight’s pollster ratings, Emerson College calls races correctly 78% of the time, making it a highly reputable poll.