The Chatter: Paul Presidential Polling, Tax Day Tea Parties and more

04/15/2011 10:42 AM

One national polling group decided to test how Kentucky’s U.S. Sen. Rand Paul would fare in a 2012 presidential race, even if Paul is only just flirting with running.

Paul has said he might run — but he’d only consider it if his father, U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, doesn’t.

Public Policy Polling, a group that performs polling for Democratic congressional candidates, tested a hypothetical 2012 match-up with President Barack Obama and Paul, with Obama holding a 48% to 38% lead over Paul.

The poll also had Paul’s national favorability at 26% and his unfavorables at 44%. Hat tip to Joe Sonka at Barefoot and Progressive for the poll results.

The poll surveyed 532 voters nationwide between April 7 and April 10 and has a 4.3 percent margin of error. It also includes potential Republican candidates Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Chris Christie.

Tea Parties Tax Days

Several tea party groups across Kentucky are holding tax day rallies to bemoan the amount of taxes levied every year. Here are some of the tax day rallies across Kentucky:

Northern Kentucky, 3 p.m. ET, Goebel Park Clock Tower, Covington, Ky.

Louisville Tea Party: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m ET. Jefferson Square Park, Louisville, Ky.

Bowling Green Tea Party: 5:30 p.m. CT, in Bowling Green’s Fountain Square.

Western PAC fund-raises off Moffett

The Western Representation PAC, headed by former U.S. Sen. candidate Joe Miller, has started a fundraising drive to help support Kentucky Republican gubernatorial hopeful Phil Moffett.

The Western PAC is hoping to raise $75,000 in 72 hours to prove “the establishment and liberal media” wrong in their dismissal of Moffett and the PAC. The group says the money will help an “aggressive radio blitz” and “sophisticated Internet campaign” of independent expenditures for Moffett.

-Written by Kenny Colston

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