According to the most recent Rasmussen poll Republican Ron Paul is up by 8% points over democrat Jack Conway in the battle for the Kentucky US Senate seat. Paul lead Conway 49% to 41%.
It’s the same story in Kentucky’s race for U.S. Senate again this month. Republican Rand Paul continues to hold a modest lead over Democrat Jack Conway.
The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Paul picking up 49% of the vote, while Conway earns support from 41%. Four percent (4%) would prefer another candidate, while six percent (6%) more are not sure.
After some missteps by Paul following the Republican primary win, the Blue Grass Senate race has appeared to settle. Democrat dreams of picking up this Red state are pretty much just that, a dream. The political dynamics in Kentucky will make it all but impossible to win from Democrats, but the perception of doing so might just force them to try and spend money in a state they have no chance of winning. The economy is the key hot button topic in KY where just 9% rate the U.S. economy as good or excellent, while 50% rate it as poor.
In Kentucky, just nine percent (9%) rate the U.S. economy as good or excellent, while 50% rate it as poor. Twenty-seven percent (27%) say economic conditions are improving and 50% say they are getting worse.
Three out of four voters who say the economy is improving put their vote behind Conway. Nearly the same number of the larger group who say the economy is worsening support Paul.
Sixty-four percent (64%) believe the U.S. economy is currently in a recession.
President Barack Obama and his failed socialist agenda will be on the ballot in Kentucky in the 2010 midterm election. In a state where John McCain carried Kentucky over Obama in the November 2008 elections by a 58% to 41% and where presently 42% of Kentucky voters approve of the job Obama is doing as president, while 58% disapprove, it will be next to impossible for a Democrat to win. Kentucky will be a GOP hold in November 2010.