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New Polling Shows Gov. Beshear Remains Wildly Popular

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While GOP Candidates for Governor Take Dangerous, Extremist Position, the Total Ban on Abortion Passed by the KY Legislature is Widely Opposed

Newly revealed polling from Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group shows that 60% of Kentuckians approve of Gov. Andy Beshear’s job performance.

In addition, Kentucky’s extremist law that bans abortion with no exceptions for rape and incest is deeply unpopular with the vast majority of Kentuckians.

In this polling, only 14% of Kentucky voters said abortion should be illegal in all cases, and 62% oppose Kentucky’s new dangerous ban, which has no exceptions for rape or incest.

Republican candidates for governor — Ryan Quarles, Daniel Cameron, and Savannah Maddox — all support this dangerous, extreme ban. In particular, after the Roe decision, Cameron said he supports the trigger law, while Maddox co-sponsored the trigger law banning abortion and, in announcing her candidacy, said, “I very much look forward to the moment in time when Roe v. Wade is overturned, and I’m going to continue to do everything that I can in the commonwealth of Kentucky to outlaw abortion.”

While the GOP candidates fight over who is more extreme, several polls have shown that Gov. Beshear has maintained high job approval across several recent polls as he continues to work with both parties to bring the Commonwealth together, breaking economic records and lowering costs for families.

“This newly revealed polling confirms that Daniel Cameron, Ryan Quarles, and Savannah Maddox’s support for Kentucky’s dangerous abortion ban with no exceptions for rape, incest, or human trafficking is 100% too extreme for Kentucky,” said DGA Deputy Communications Director Sam Newton. “In contrast, Gov. Andy Beshear continues to unify Kentucky by focusing on working with both parties to grow the economy, lower costs and make the Commonwealth a safer place to live.”