National poll ranks Beshear No. 1 for handling of COVID-19 crisis

Kentuckians are solidly behind Gov. Andy Beshear’s efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus, according to an online survey hosted on the U.S. News & World Report website.

The poll asked participants for their perspective on the pandemic and how state and national officials were handling the issue.

Beshear ranked No. 1 in the nation, with 86% of Kentuckians rating his response as good or excellent.

The governor has been holding briefings at 5 p.m. each day to keep citizens up to date on where the state stands in the fight against COVID-19.

His calm approach in dealing with the extreme difficulties created by the pandemic has received widespread acclaim, as evidenced by the U.S. News survey.

More details on the survey can be found at