Mark Hebert reports that Governor Steve Beshear’s approval rating has improved by 6 points in the past month. Survey USA says 44% of Kentuckians approve of Beshear’s job while 50% disapprove. That’s up from 38-54 in April.
The survey shows a majority of men approve of Beshear’s work (50%-46%) while a majority of women do not (39%-53%). And Beshear is still suffering the pain of that state senate seat campaign and loss in eastern Kentucky.
On the U.S. Senate front, Hebert reports that Senator Mitch McConnell’s approval rating jumped 11 points. 57% approve of the job McConnell is doing and 37% disapprove.
The breakdown on McConnell’s Survey USA job approval numbers shows his biggest support coming from eastern Kentucky (62%-32%) and among men (65%-33%). McConnell is even polling fairly well among democrats (45%-50%) and African-Americans (57%-40%).