One day after a Rasmussen Reports poll showed Republican Rand Paul with an eight point lead over Democrat Jack Conway in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race, Insight Cable's Ryan Alessi has released a new poll that shows Paul with a much narrower lead, only three points, 41% to 38%, with 19% undecided. The poll was conducted July 19 - 22, with a margin of error of 3.46%.
Paul Braun, president of Braun Research, said many of the respondents might be leaning toward a candidate but not ready to make a commitment. Respondents to the cn|2 Poll were asked between Paul and Conway. Being “undecided” or “don’t know” weren’t offered as choices.
“The fact that we have a don’t-know (total) that is a little higher is reflective of the snapshot of where voters are now,” he said. Interviewers could try to nail down voters preferences with follow-up questions forcing them to choose, “but we think especially at this point in the cycle, not pressing so much is preferable.”