David Williams attended the Jefferson County Republican Party’s “Louisville Victory Kick Off Rally” at their headquarters today, giving a speech/pep talk to around 30 volunteers, along with fellow GOP candidates John Kemper, Bill Johnson and KC Crosbie.
The mood was spirited, until a WHAS reporter informed Williams afterward that their new poll finds him trailing Steve Beshear by 24 percent in the gubernatorial race.
WHAS: We have a poll out, WHAS has a poll out, and right now you’re down by 24 percent.
Williams: How much?
WHAS: 24 percent.
Williams: I haven’t seen it.
WHAS: You haven’t seen it? Well, you all are right now (laughter).
Williams: I don’t have any comment on that, haven’t seen it. I’d have to look at the crosstabs. (Inaudible …)
WHAS: OK, knowing that I told you that …
Williams: You telling me that means nothing to me. I haven’t seen the crosstabs, I haven’t seen any information. It’s early in the race. I feel very confident that the campaign is advancing well.
Despite Williams’ claim that the campaign is advancing well, such poll results don’t bode well for him, as the last WHAS poll released in April showed him only trailing by 12 percent.
Williams is right, we’ll all have to see the crosstabs when they’re released — WHAS usually releases big polls on their 11 p.m. Saturday news broadcast — but this is a fairly ominous sign on the heels of cn|2′s June poll showing him trailing 21 percent.