Rand Paul Maintains Lead In Kentucky Senate Race
So far at least, Rand Paul seems to be hanging on in Kentucky:
It’s the same story in Kentucky’s race for U.S. Senate again this month. Republican Rand Paul continues to hold a modest lead over Democrat Jack Conway.
The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Paul picking up 49% of the vote, while Conway earns support from 41%. Four percent (4%) would prefer another candidate, while six percent (6%) more are not sure.
Support for both Paul has been at 49% for three straight surveys while Conway has held steady at 41% or 42%.
With the exception of a big bounce immediately after his primary win, Paul has received between 46% and 50% support in match-ups with Conway since January. During the same period, Conway has earned between 34% and 42% of the vote.
In other words, the race has been basically stable, and while Paul did take a hit from the mis-steps after the Republican primary he’s still holding on to a lead, which isn’t surprising in a state like Kentucky. It’s unlikely we’ll see much movement in the polls until the race starts up for real after Labor Day.