RSS average: Paul 47.1%, Conway 41%

August 23, 2010 | | Comments 5

The average of independent polling in Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race shows Republican Rand Paul leading Democrat Jack Conway by 6.1 percentage points.

Paul’s margin over Conway has narrowed by 3 points since August 2. Paul’s average has dropped from 49.4 percent to 47.1 percent while Conway’s average has increased from 40.3 percent to 41 percent.

We excluded from the average a June poll conducted on behalf of the Conway campaign that showed him leading Paul by 2 percentage points. When that internal poll is included in the average, the gap between Paul and Conway dips to 3.4 percentage points.

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  1. Jackie says:

    Great news to hear now Rand will fit right in with the current GOP who do the same thing. If all the Republican/Tea Party candidates could win at lease the Banks would get that second bailout aka bonus money they need and the Corporations can stop the lawsuits and end paying anything for the BP oil spill. End Social Security/Medicaid and stop spending money on unemployment and Health Care. Finally we’ll have the votes to remove Obama and repeal the Equal Rights/Womans Rights/Voting Rights laws now in place. Rand will make sure the Wealthy continue to get their big tax breaks and the 98 per cent of Americans get a big tax increase. Everyone should vote a Republican/Tea Party candidate in office so we can continue the Bush/Cheney policies we had in 2007. Maybe even go back to Iraq and even bomb Iran as we wanted.

  2. Big Ben 4 liberty says:

    Hey Jackie boy, what flavor Kool-Aid do you like to drink? Whatever kind it is, it must have a real good kick to it As I can see from your above diatribe spouting such idiotic, leftist nonsense in such a profoundly delusional way.

  3. Michelle says:

    Paul has shown himself to be rather naive with regards to the needs of Kentuckians. Smaller govt is a grand ideal, but not so great in practice when a state gleans more federal funds than it pays.

  4. startrigor says:

    Given that pollsters can’t call cell phones, and more and more folks are moving from landlines to cell phones, I’d think polls are becoming less reliable over time.

    Especially when the folks still on landlines tend to be older (and thus the pollster isn’t getting a reliable reading of the populace).

    Add to that the fact that most folks don’t vote, the pollster isn’t getting a good reading of the actual voters either.

    So polls can be fun to watch and discuss, but I think they are less and less useful for understanding reality.

    The worst thing on polls though, is when politicians (once elected) base their decisions on them. They need to base their decisions on ‘thinking with their noggins’ and talking to constituents and ignore the polls.

  5. daniel says:

    Yesterday’s poll has it closer to a 10 point lead.