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Paul, Mongiardo hold leads in new poll

May 04, 2010 | | Comments Comments

FRANKFORT – Republican Rand Paul and Democrat Daniel Mongiardo hold leads in their May 18 party primary elections for the U.S. Senate, says an independent poll released Tuesday.

Paul, a Bowling Green eye surgeon and son of U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, has an 18 percentage point lead with two weeks to go before the election in a poll conducted by Public Policy Polling. It shows Paul leading his closest rival, Secretary of State Trey Grayson, 46 to 28.

“Today’s poll speaks for itself. Rand Paul is winning this race and will go to Washington to fight for our Kentucky values,” said campaign manager David Adams in a statement.

He said the poll comes in the wake of “ludicrous claims by Grayson that this race is tied.”

Grayson’s campaign manager, Nate Hodson, said endorsements this week by U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell of Louisville and U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers of Somerset make the poll numbers “obsolete.”

“Besides, any poll taken on the day of the Kentucky Derby when thousands of Kentuckians were dealing with flash flooding is not credible. We are confident that the plan we are executing will win the poll on May 18.”

Meanwhile, the new poll shows Mongiardo with a 36-27 lead over Attorney General Jack Conway in the Democratic race, although that result is within the poll’s plus or minus 4.6 percent margin of error.

In December, which was its last poll on the Senate race, PPP had Conway ahead of Mongiardo 37-33.

“This race is clear: Daniel Mongiardo represents everyday Kentuckians, while Jack Conway represents wealthy corporate special interests—from utility companies, to Wall Street, to Washington lobbyists,” said Kim Geveden, Mongiardo’s campaign spokesman.

Conway’s campaign had no immediate comment.

The polls surveyed 459 likely Democratic primary voters and 363 likely Republican primary voters in the state on May 1 and 2. The Democratic poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 4.6 percentage points. The Republican poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 5.1 percentage points.

–Jack Brammer

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  1. littleNate says:

    The numbers don’t mean anything! Mitch endorses us and now we will win the race without anything else.

    Here, the Paul people, are making fun of Nate — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WCn08gyfd8

  2. Ish says:

    I am sorry, everyday Kentuckians do not marry women 30 years younger than them and live in her parents basements. Her parents are about Mongardios age.
    That is not representing everyday Kentuckians.

  3. Dan says:

    The Herald Leader’s poll out tomorrow will need a whole new excuse, Nate. Get to work on that now.

  4. Kelsey says:

    It is what it is so quite trying to say just because Mitch and Co. makes an endorsement that it will help any one. On the demo side I say it will be close on election day. I do feel Dr. Dan will pull it off in a very close race. Jack and Daddy need to stick with the horse races and stay out of political races. I along with many others in Frankfort I have spoken to about Jack just can t get over his teacher The Love Gov Patton whom he worked under in the Gov s office. Kelsey.

  5. David Hadland says:

    Take the primary poll!
    Grayson? Paul? Conway? Mongiardo?
    http://www.freeamericasociety.org/

  6. Nate Hodson says:

    Here is my response to this poll.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WCn08gyfd8&feature=player_embedded

    Thanks,

    Nate Hodson
    Campaign Manager
    Trey Grayson Campaign