The Bluegrass Poll is conducted by Survey USA for The Courier-Journal, the Lexington Herald-Leader, Louisville's WHAS-TV and Lexington's WKYT-TV. The poll sponsors agreed to give Associate Professor Al Cross contact information for the poll respondents who were willing to grant follow-up interviews, and worded the questionnaire accordingly. The students are in a special reporting course taught by Cross and his co-instructor, Bill Goodman of KET.
published almost two weeks ago, showed McConnell leading Grimes, 46 percent to 42 percent. For a podcast story on the voter interviews, by student Ben Tompkins of Prospect (right), in a 6-megabyte mp3 file, click here.
A text story on the interviews will appear later.