(TheProudRepublic.com) – The Republican Party seems set to score a significant win on Tuesday as the GOP challenger in Kentucky’s gubernatorial race, the current state AG Daniel Cameron, stands a good chance of defeating incumbent Democrat Governor Andy Beshear, “a Biden man.”
In the contest for the governorship of Kentucky, Beshear and his Republican challenger are locked in a remarkably close race, with a recent poll on Friday showing a neck-and-neck situation, The Daily Caller reports.
According to the survey by Emerson College, both Beshear and Cameron have garnered 47% support among probable voters in the state as they head into the November 7 election, while 4% are yet to decide, and 2% have chosen an alternative candidate.
The subset of voters who haven’t decided yet shows a tendency towards Cameron, with 62% favoring him compared to 39% leaning towards Beshear.
“Cameron appears to have gained ground by consolidating Republican voters who supported former President Donald Trump in the 2020 election,” remarked Spencer Kimball, Executive Director of Emerson College Polling.
“In October, 54% of Trump supporters supported Cameron; now, as election day approaches, that number has jumped to 79% – a 25-point increase. Notably, October’s poll was of registered voters in Kentucky, while this final election poll includes only those who are very likely or have already voted in Kentucky,” the pollster elaborated.
The polling data also indicates that Cameron is slightly ahead of Beshear with independent voters, boasting a 48% to 45% lead.
Demographically, Beshear is more popular with voters aged 18 to 49, while the older electorate prefers Cameron, those 50 and above.
“The race between Biden Cheerleader Andy Beshear and Trump-backed Attorney General Daniel Cameron continues to tighten,” Sean Southard, Cameron’s campaign spokesman, told The Caller.
“It’s clear momentum is building for AG Cameron as voters learn more about Andy’s continued support for Joe Biden and his agenda in Kentucky. Attorney General Cameron is in a strong position to win and deliver a new era of Republican leadership for Kentucky,” Southard added.
Despite the close race, most Kentucky voters, at 57%, expect Beshear to be reelected, whereas 41% think Cameron might prevail, according to the survey.
Beshear has significantly outpaced Cameron, having raised nearly $15 million against Cameron’s $2.8 million, as per records from the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance.