The May 21st Democratic gubernatorial primary is fast approaching, and former state Auditor Adam Edelen just released his campaign’s Anzalone Liszt Grove Research survey (released 4/18; 500 KY likely Democratic primary voters). It’s rather surprising that a candidate would release a poll showing him badly trailing the leader and only barely ahead of the third place contender, but that’s what Mr. Edelen has done. The move is designed to show momentum, but it is actually state House Minority Leader Rocky Adkins (D-Sandy Rock) who has gained the most since the last public poll was released in mid-February.
According to the ALG poll, Attorney General Andy Beshear, son of former Governor Steve Beshear, leads the field with 43% of the vote. Mr. Edelen is second with 23%, and Mr. Adkins follows closely with 22%. It is clear that AG Beshear is the man to beat and even his opponent’s data suggests that his primary lead may be too much for any of his challengers to overcome. The winner will do battle with Gov. Matt Bevin (R) in what will be a competitive 2019 general election.
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