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Poll: Bevin Approval Below 50 Percent

He hasn’t said whether he’ll seek reelection in 2019.

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Zach C. Cohen
Jan. 2, 2018, 10:27 a.m.

Gov. Matt Bevin’s (R) job approval was 45-41 percent in a new Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy poll (Dec. 13-18; 625 RVs; +/-4 percent). President Trump’s was 50-43 percent. (release)

“Asked if he will run for re-election, Bevin said ‘we’ll see.’ He said he has ‘a year and some change’ before he has to make that announcement.”

Bevin also said one of his possible opponents, state Attorney General Andy Beshear (D), “is one of the least competent attorneys in the state and says he cannot take anything he says seriously. … Beshear issued an opinion Wednesday that said a key provision of Bevin’s proposal to overhaul the pension system was illegal. Bevin dismissed the opinion, saying it was worthless ‘like so many of his opinions.’”

“Bevin told reporters during his annual year-end news conference the state will have to cut budgets, including areas that have traditionally been exempt from cuts. He did not say what those areas would be. Bevin blamed Democrats for the budget crisis.” (AP)

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