Big Red Poll shows Kentuckian's low opinion on politicians

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- A new poll by the WKU Social Science Research Center shows Kentuckians in a general downbeat mood about politicians and the direction the country is heading.

The survey of 562 Kentuckians was conducted by phone between Oct. 16 and Oct. 27 and has margin of error of +/- 4.13%.

President Trump came out with a 50% approval rating with those surveyed saying they were fairly satisfied with his performance, while Congress only held an 18% satisfaction rating.

Sen. Rand Paul had a 46% favorability rating while Sen. Mitch McConnell only landed at 24%.

Gov. Matt Bevin's favorability was split with 43% favorable and 42% unfavorable.

When it came to the most important issues facing the U.S., the top three were: the economy (20%), healthcare (18%), and international affairs (16%).

Several other topics were part of the survey such as the NFL protests (59% of Kentuckians sided with President Trump on the issue), the direction of the country (68% believe we're on the wrong track), and in honor of Halloween, favorite chocolate based candy (Reese's Cups.)

Those polled identified their party affiliation as:
Democrat - 36%
Independent - 16%
Republican - 41%
Not sure - 2%

For more about the poll and the results of other topics such as repealing Obamacare, immigration, and decriminalizing marijuana, click here.



 
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