Gov. Beshear enjoys high approval rating; control of Kentucky House is a toss-up

 

Lexington Herald-Leader

A majority of Kentucky voters approve of the job their Democratic governor has done in Frankfort, but they're split closely on which political party they'll support when voting for a state House candidate this fall.

According to results of this week's Herald-Leader/WKYT Bluegrass Poll, Gov. Steve Beshear has a 54 percent approval rating, despite his unabashed implementation of a federal health care law that nearly half of Kentucky voters want to repeal.

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