New poll: Fischer, Heiner build leads

The latest Courier-Journal/WHAS11 Bluegrass Poll shows that Democrat Greg Fischer and Republican Hal Heiner have surged ahead in the race to be Louisville’s next mayor. The only change from the last poll is that Metro Councilman Jim King, D-10, has jumped ahead of fellow council member and primary opponent David Tandy.

With the May 18 primary fast approaching there are also number of rumors about candidates potentially dropping out of the race to swing votes, but WHAS-11′s Joe Arnold reports that: “(David) Tandy and Tyler Allen have resisted King’s pleas for them to drop out and support him.”


42%  Fischer

21% King

13%  Tandy

7%  Allen

2%  Farnsley

2%  Marshall

2%  White

1%  Moxley

11% Undecided


63% Heiner

25% Thieneman

1% Robertson

11% Undecided


  1. tas1978
    Posted May 13, 2010 at 11:03 pm | Permalink

    I guess Denise Bentley shilling against King has done more good than Jacob Payne shilling for King, or Fischer would never have such a substantial two-to-one lead. I wonder who will hire Bentley next as she has done such a good job bringing down King. If those numbers are correct, Tandy and Allen could both get out and support King and Fischer would still win. Who King really needs is those two plus the common touch of Burrel Charles Farnsley or Mrs. Connie Marshall. At least both of them have more credibility than King or Bentley put together. Thank god all this goodwill and comaradery comes to an end on Tuesday. Does Burrel Charles Farnsley support tolls on the 2nd Street Bridge? That’s a dealbreaker for me.

  2. James W Moore
    Posted May 14, 2010 at 10:07 am | Permalink

    Take a look one more time, folks, at the link on this post – and then read Brandon Klayko’s Broken Sidewalk article:

    Other issues be damned – this bridges thing is do-or-die for Louisville. And Tyler is our last, best hope to do it right.

  3. Phillip M. Bailey
    Posted May 14, 2010 at 11:14 am | Permalink

    A part of representative democracy is doing what and responding to what people want.

    And a campaign is about a myriad of problems that people feel need to be addressed from neighborhood blight to public safety to education.

    Even if you believe the bridges is the big issue for the city (it is!), people have day-to-day concerns that they want the candidates to speak to directly.

    If a candidate isn’t willing to oblige that it comes off as a bit of snobbery and/or out of touch with bread and butter concerns.

  4. Puhn Tang
    Posted May 17, 2010 at 11:40 am | Permalink

    Fischer-Heiner will be an absolutely scintillating race…kind of like a Browns-Lions football game. Oh, and PS…Build the fucking East End bridge already and quit debating two bridges. Don’t make me come down there, River Fields Fauntleroys.

  5. Steve Magruder
    Posted May 17, 2010 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

    Well, it’s cool that Puddin’-Tang and I agree on one thing!