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Election 2010: Kentucky Senate


Republican Rand Paul continues to hold a double-digit lead over Democrat Jack Conway in Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Kentucky shows Paul earning 49% support, while Conway picks up 38% of the vote. Five percent (5%) favor some other candidate in the race, and eight percent (8%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

The race is still Solid GOP in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Senate Balance of Power rankings.  Three weeks ago, Paul held a 54% to 39% lead over Conway, Kentucky’s current attorney general.

Eighty-two percent (82%) of Kentucky Republicans support Paul, as do nearly one-in-four Democrats (24%). Conway has the backing of just 67% of voters in his own party. Voters not affiliated with either of the major parties prefer Paul by nearly 20 points.

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The survey of 500 Likely Voters in Kentucky was conducted on September 29, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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