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LCC Student Poll: Isaac Leads Mayoral Race

By Vernal Kennedy

 

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"This is our 15th year conducting the LCC Poll. For the November elections, the Fayette County participants picked the mayoral winner most of the time in the fall poll."

-- Tim Cantrell,
Lexington Community College professor

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Lexington, Ky. (Oct. 31, 2002) -- University of Kentucky Lexington Community College political science students recently completed a political issues poll of 1,662 registered voters in Fayette and surrounding counties.

Students in the classes of LCC faculty Tim Cantrell, Don Ferris, Gary Powell and Hossein Motamedi took the poll October 17-24. Students surveyed voters on several topics, including their preferred candidates for the offices of Lexington Mayor, Council at Large and ayette County Sheriff, the job performances Fof Governor Paul Patton and President George Bush, and whether Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government should buy Kentucky-American Water Company.

"This is our 15th year conducting the LCC Poll. For the November elections, the Fayette County participants picked the mayoral winner most of the time in the fall poll," says Cantrell.

According to the survey, the majority of respondents would vote for Teresa Isaac as Lexington's next mayor. Survey participants selected Mitch McConnell as their choice for U.S. Senate. A large majority of respondents felt that, given the possibility that Kentucky-American Water Company could be sold to a German company, the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government should buy the water company. LCC's poll in April also indicated that residents favored local government purchase of the water company.


RESULTS
(2.5% Margin of Error)

Registered voters surveyed in Fayette County: 1,491; surrounding counties of Clark, Scott, Jessamine, Woodford, Franklin, Montgomery, Bourbon, Anderson, Boyle, Garrard and Madison: 171.

1. Are you registered as a Democrat or Republican?
a. Democrat 63%
b. Republican 34%
c. Other 3%

2. In general, how do you feel George W. Bush has done his job as president so far?
a. Outstanding 24%
b. Good 37%
c. Fair 23%
d. Poor 15%
e. Undecided 2 %

3. In general, how do you feel Paul Patton has done his job as governor so far?
a. Outstanding 6%
b. Good 39%
c. Fair 36%
d. Poor 22%
e. Undecided 3%

4. If the election were being held today, who would be your choice for U.S. Representative from the 6th District?
a. Ernie Fletcher 62%
b. Gatewood Galbraith 25%
c. Undecided 13%

5. If the election were being held today, who would be your choice for U.S. Senator from Kentucky?
a. Mitch McConnell 56%
b. Lois Combs Weinberg 36%
c. Undecided 9%

6. Looking ahead to next year's Governor's race, who do you presently favor from the following list:
a. Ben Chandler 31%
b. Ernie Fletcher 29%
c. Steve Henry 12%
d. Steve Nunn 3%
e. Charlie Owen 3%
f. Jody Richards 2%
g. Other or undecided 19%

7. What do you think is the most important thing for the U.S. Government to address at the present time?a. The economy 40%
b. World-wide fight against terrorism 38%
c. War against Iraq 8%
d. Corporate crime 5%
e. Other 4%
f. Undecided 5%

8. Do you support military action against Iraq without UN Security Council approval?
a. Yes 38%
b. No 54%
c. Undecided 8%

9. The Kentucky-American Water Company, which supplies water to much of Central Kentucky, might be sold to a German company. Should the Lexington Urban County government buy the water company?
a. Yes 58%
b. No 30%
c. Undecided 8%

10. Gender?
a. Male 43%
b. Female 57%

FAYETTE COUNTY RESIDENTS ONLY

11. If the election were being held today, who would be your choice for mayor of Lexington?
a. Scott Crosbie 35%
b. Teresa Isaac 51%
c. Undecided 14%

12. If the election were being held today, who would you choose for Fayette County Sheriff?
a. Bradley Flynn 24%
b. Kathy Witt 63%
c. Undecided 13%

13. If the election were being held today, who would be your choice for Lexington City Council at Large?
a. Adam Edelen 10%
b. Chuck Ellinger, II 20%
c. Richard Moloney 18%
d. Diana Moore 6%
e. Mike Scanlon 12%
f. David Stephens 18%
g. Undecided 16%


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