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Paul, Conway tied in new PPP poll of Senate race

Paul, Conway tied in new PPP poll of Senate race

Rand Paul, Jack Conway

by Joe Arnold

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 6, 2010 at 4:26 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 7 at 2:57 PM

Rand Paul and Jack Conway are neck and neck in a new poll of the race to replace Republican Senator Jim Bunning in Washington.

Public Policy Polling says Paul and Jack Conway are getting 43% each.

Click here for the pdf file of the Public Policy Polling survey.

From PPP:

The more Kentucky voters get to know Rand Paul, the less they like him.... The national media attention Paul has received has hurt his cause with voters in the state.

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Rand Paul's greatest asset in this race is Barack Obama. The President has only a 37% approval rating in Kentucky with 58% of voters disapproving of him. For the most part Democrats aren't going to be winning any seats they don't currently hold where the President's that unpopular but Paul's relative weakness is making this race more competitive than perhaps it should be.

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Paul is winning 72% of the Republican vote to Conway's 65% of the Democratic vote. Kentucky may have the most conservative Democratic voters in the country. If Conway can get more than 80% of the vote from within his own party he'll more than likely win this race...

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