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Kentucky Senate: Paul (R) 54%, Conway (D) 39%

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Republican Rand Paul receives his highest level of support since winning his party’s primary in May in the latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race.

Paul is now supported by 54% of Likely Voters in Kentucky, when leaners are added, while Democrat Jack Conway earns the vote from 39%. Two percent (2%) prefer another candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided.

In August , Paul held a 51% to 41% lead over Conway when leaners were included. Leaners are those who initially indicate no preference for either of the candidates but answer a follow-up question and say they are leaning towards a particular candidate. From this point forward, Rasmussen Reports considers results with leaners the primary indicator of the race.

The latest numbers move this race from Leans Republican to Solid Republican in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Senate Balance of Power rankings.

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The survey of 500 Likely Voters in Kentucky was conducted on September 7, 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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