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Heiner's Lead Grows, Fischer And King Gain In Latest Poll

by Gabe BullardThe two frontrunners in the primaries for Louisville mayor are holding on to their leads according to a new poll.A Bluegrass Poll commissioned by the Courier-Journal and WHAS11 shows the number of undecided voters in the Republican and Democratic primaries shrinking by about half. Benefiting from the drop are Democrat Greg Fischer and Republican Hal Heiner. Fischer now holds 42 percent of the vote among Democrats, marking an 11 point increase from a similar poll released last month. Behind Fischer is Metro Councilman Jim King, who gained eight points and holds 21 percent of the vote. King has overtaken fellow Councilman David Tandy, who dropped to third with 13 percent of the vote. He previously polled at 16 percent.In the Republican primary, Chris Thieneman remained in second place with 25 percent, but Councilman Hal Heiner strengthened his lead. He now polls at 63 percent, up from 42 percent last month.In both races, 11 percent of likely voters were undecided.The full results:Democrats:

  • Greg Fischer - 42
  • Jim King - 21
  • David Tandy - 13
  • Tyler Allen - 7
  • Shannon White - 2
  • Connie Marshall -2
  • Burrell Farnsley - 2
  • Lisa Moxley - 1
  • Undecided - 11


  • Hal Heiner - 63
  • Chris Thieneman - 25
  • Jonathan Robertson - 1
  • Undecided - 11

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