Public Policy Polling reports on new polling in Kentucky's Senate race. Among "moderates," Jack Conway leads Rand Paul 60-20.
It's just another data point showing that Democratic troubles this year are not the result of them losing the center, but of conservative voters being more motivated to turn out. In places like Kentucky and Missouri, where the GOP will be slightly favored to win this fall, Robin Carnahan and Jack Conway lead their respective Republican opponents by 40 points with moderates. Democratic candidates also have 20+ point leads with moderates in places like North Carolina, Colorado, and Ohio.
It comes on the heels of a Daily Kos/Research 2000 poll this week that showed Rand Paul leading Jack Conway 44% - 41% among all voters.
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A tipster also tells me of another unidentified poll being conducted on Thursday that asked voters these questions:
Favorable/Unfavorable on Rand Paul, Jack Conway, Steve Beshear, Barack Obama, the Tea Party movement and the healthcare overhaul
The horse race question of Conway/Paul
Issue questions on abortion, healthcare, the oil spill, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and whether candidate positions on these issues made a voter more or less likely to support a candidate.
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