Public Policy Polling

Local News
12:45 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Rand Paul Leading Potential Republican Rivals in Iowa and New Hampshire

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is leading the field of prospective 2016 Republican candidates for president in two key primary states, a new poll says.

The latest Public Policy Polling results state that Paul has support from 18 percent of Iowans—four percentage points over New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush came in third with 11 percent and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio was fourth with 1o percent.

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Politics
9:01 am
Mon April 15, 2013

Poll: 65 Percent of Kentuckians Oppose Same-Sex Marriage

A survey conducted by Public Policy Polling shows Kentucky voters still overwhelmingly oppose same-sex marriage despite national trends.

The poll was taken in early April, and it finds 65 percent think it should remain illegal and only 27 percent support marriage equality for gay, lesbian and transgendered couples.

That is in stark contrast to national figures that indicate marriage equality is gaining popularity across the country and for the first time hovers well over 50 percent. A number of Republican and Democratic senators have come out for marriage equality in recent weeks such as Democrat Joe Donnelly of Indiana and Republican Rob Portman of Ohio.

But in Kentucky the idea faces solid opposition regardless of political party. According to PPP, 54 percent of Democratic voters in the state also oppose gay marriage while only 37 percent support it.

The Rev. Maurice Blanchard of Louisville says LGBT residents are getting tired of defending their relationships, adding Kentucky is falling behind the times.

"Those poll shows how disconnected some people are in this state to what’s happening on a larger sense. And that resistance while they’re proud of it is isolating and alienating us from the progress that’s taking place in the larger sense," he says.

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Politics
3:45 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

McConnell Unpopularity: A Talk With the Pollster

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell
Credit U.S. Senate

Yesterday it was revealed that Republican Leader Mitch McConnell is currently the most unpopular Senator in the country, according to a survey conducted by Public Policy Polling.

Today on Here and Now, host Jonathan Bastian spoke with Jim Williams, issue polling specialist at Public Policy Polling, who helped formulate and conduct the poll.  Also present was WFPL's political editor Phillip Bailey. 

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Local News
1:16 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Enough Senate Talk. What Do Kentuckians Think of Louisville's ACC Move?

So U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell is unpopular but still beats all Democratic rivals in hypothetical 2014 re-election matchups, according to data from Public Policy Polling.

That's important. But who is better liked, John Calipari or Rick Pitino? Which NFL team do Kentuckians prefer, anyway? PPP asked survey respondents these question, too, and a handful of other miscellaneous queries.

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