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Poll Shows Fluid Senate Race Between Paul and Conway in Kentucky

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Republican Rand Paul holds a 48 percent to 43 percent lead over Democrat Jack Conway in the bitterly-contested Kentucky Senate race, according to a Mason-Dixon Research poll conducted Oct. 18-19 for state news organizations. Nine percent are still undecided. the margin of error is 4 points.

The result is similar to a Rasmussen Reports poll conducted Oct. 18, which had Paul's lead at 47 percent to 42 percent, which was the closest Conway had come in any of 13 match-ups that Rasmussen had done between the two since the beginning of the year.

Paul has a more positive image among voters than Conway in the Mason-Dixon poll. He is seen favorably by 42 percent and unfavorably by 37 percent with 21 percent putting themselves in the neutral category. Conway is viewed unfavorably by 35 percent and favorably with 31 percent with 33 percent describing themselves as neutral.

Jack Conway and Rand PaulWhile the number of undecideds shows the race to still be fluid, political analyst Larry Sabato told the Lexington Herald-Leader, "That's not a great majority of a lead for Paul, but I believe it's almost impossible for a conservative Republican to lose in Kentucky this year."

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look for Paul to start falling in voter support after it gets out his supporters mauled a member of Move-on & Paul has not repudiated the thuggery. The more the American public sees of the tea party candidates and their supporters the more Americans will realize these extremists don't represent America in any way.

October 26 2010 at 3:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Rand Paul's ideas are extreme and that makes him an extremist, in my book, and dangerous to know. Jack Conway was right to call him out.

October 22 2010 at 12:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

You realize he wants to eliminate social security?

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