New Poll: Gov. Beshear is Most Popular Democratic Governor in America


CONTACT: Sebastian Kitchen

FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 28, 2022) – Gov. Andy Beshear is the most popular Democratic governor and one of the most popular governors in the United States, according to a new poll released today, demonstrating broad support from Kentuckians for his strong and steady leadership during two extremely trying years and for leading the way during the current economic boom.

The Morning Consult poll shows that 59% of registered voters in Kentucky approve of Gov. Beshear’s job performance. The results are consistent with previous Morning Consult surveys indicating strong approval ratings for Gov. Beshear since he took office, as well as a Mason-Dixon poll showing a 60% approval rating for Gov. Beshear three months ago.

Kentucky Democratic Party Chair Colmon Elridge released the following statement:

“With his strong and steady response to a once-in-a-century pandemic and devastating storms, Gov. Beshear has put people before politics and led us through some of our hardest days. The Governor is now leading us into our best days, shattering economic records and building a brighter future for working families across the commonwealth as the best jobs governor in our history. Despite the constant partisan attacks from Frankfort, Kentuckians across the political divide know that Gov. Beshear is working for them, so it’s no surprise almost two-thirds of Kentuckians approve of the job he’s doing.”

Gov. Beshear shattered all economic development records in 2021, announcing more than 18,000 new jobs with companies announcing more than $11.2 billion in investment, including the largest in state history: Ford and partner SK Innovation building two electric battery plants in Hardin County creating 5,000 Kentucky jobs and investing $5.8 billion. This month, Gov. Beshear announced the second largest project in Kentucky history, with Envision AESC investing $2 billion and creating 2,000 jobs in Warren County to build an electric vehicle battery factory, cementing Kentucky as the nation’s EV battery capital.