Comparing the polling update with SurveyUSA's C-J/WHAS results

08/02/2010 10:31 AM

The weekend’s Courier-Journal-WHAS poll, conducted by SurveyUSA, shows that Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul is leading in another statewide survey.

Here’s a look at how those results on the U.S. Senate race question stack up to polls taken over the last six weeks for cn|2 Politics, the Rasmussen Reports — the Washington-based political publication that uses Pulse Opinion Research — and Public Policy Polling, a North Carolina firm that surveys races across the nation and also does work for some Democratic candidates:

U.S. Senate race of Rand Paul, the Republican, against Jack Conway, the Democrat:

  • SurveyUSA Courier-Journal-WHAS Poll (7/30) Paul 51% to Conway 43% with 5% undecided
  • cn|2 (7/22) Paul 41% to Conway 38% with 19% undecided
  • Rasm. (7/20) Paul 49% to Conway 41% with 10% other/not sure
  • PPP (6/30) Paul 43% to Conway 43% with 14% undecided
  • Rasm.(6/28) Paul 49% to Conway 42% with 9% other/not sure


Rand Paul’s support by political ideology:
  • SurveyUSA Courier-Journal-WHAS Poll (7/30) 81% of conservatives, 32% of moderates, 15% of liberals
  • cn|2 (7/22) 65.4% of conservatives, 18% of moderates, 11.4% of liberals
  • PPP (6/30) 68% of conservatives, 25% of moderates, 6% of liberals
  • Rasm. (6/28) 75% of conservatives, 27% of moderates and 21% of liberals


Jack Conway’s support by political ideology:
  • SurveyUSA Courier-Journal-WHAS Poll (7/30) 78% of liberals, 63% of moderates, 15% of conservatives
  • cn|2 (7/22) 75.8% of liberals, 52.4% of moderates, 14.6% of conservatives
  • PPP (6/30) 84% of liberals, 59% of moderates,  18% of conservatives
  • Rasm. (6/28) 74% of liberals, 62% of moderates, 15% of conservatives


Rand Paul’s favorability
  • cn|2 (7/22) 18.2% very fav. 29.3% somewhat fav., 15.8% somewhat unfav., 17.1% very unfav., 17.9% unsure
  • Rasm. (7/20) 22% very fav., 35% somewhat fav., 16% somewhat unfav., 19% very unfav., 8% unsure
  • PPP (6/30) 34% overall  favorable, 42% overall unfavorable, 24% unsure
  • Rasm. (6/28) 55% overall favorable, 38% overall unfavorable, 7% unsure


Jack Conway’s favorability
  • cn|2 (7/22) 14.2% very fav., 36.1% somewhat fav., 11.2% somewhat unfav., 8.1% very unfav., 28.1% unsure
  • Rasm. (7/20) 16% very fav., 33% somewhat fav., 27% somewhat unfav., 13% very unfav., 12% unsure
  • PPP (6/30) 31% overall favorable, 29% overall unfavorable, 40% unsure
  • Rasm. (6/28) 51%  overall favorable, 35% overall unfavorable, 14% unsure


President Barack Obama’s job approval rating:
  • cn|2 (7/22) 15.3% strongly approve, 25.7% somewhat approve, 13.4% somewhat disapprove, 42.2% strongly disapprove
  • Rasm. (7/20) 25% strongly approve, 17% somewhat approve, 10% somewhat disapprove, 48% strongly disapprove
  • PPP (6/30) 37% overall approve, 58% overall disapprove, 5% not sure


Gov. Steve Beshear’s job approval rating:
  • cn|2 (7/22) 12.5% strongly approve, 57.3% somewhat approve, 14.5% somewhat disapprove, 7.4% strongly disapprove
  • Rasm. (7/20) 18% strongly approve, 36% somewhat approve, 25% somewhat disapprove, 18% strongly disapprove

– Ryan Alessi

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