Rasmussen poll shows Paul leading Conway by 7

06/30/2010 01:51 PM

The Rasmussen Reports poll released Wednesday shows little change in Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race with Republican Rand Paul holding a 7-point lead over Democrat Jack Conway.

The Washington-based publication’s poll showed Paul up 49 to 42 among likely voters with 6 percent undecided and 3 percent saying they would vote for someone else, the survey  showed. That’s virtually the same as Rasmussen Report’s earlier poll in late May that had Paul up 49-41. Here’s what the publication said Wednesday:

With the exception of 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 41% of the vote. The Democrat has never led in matchups between the two candidates.

While men in Kentucky give the edge to Paul, women are evenly divided between the nominees. Among voters not affiliated with either major political party, Paul holds a 54% to 36% advantage.

Opposition to the national health care bill remains higher in Kentucky than it is nationally. Sixty percent (60%) of voters in the state favor repeal of the bill, while 36% are opposed. Those numbers include 44% who Strongly Favor repeal and 26% who Strongly Oppose it.

- Ryan Alessi


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