Kentucky Chooses Rand Paul

Rand PaulRand Paul, a tea party-backed Republican, who is running for a U.S. Senate seat in Kentucky, leading his Democratic rival Jack Conway by 15 points (SurveyUSA).

The poll, conducted for the Louisville Courier-Journal and WHAS-TV, puts Paul ahead of Conway, 55% to 40%. The two are vying to capture the seat being vacated by Republican Sen. Jim Bunning, who is not running for re-election.

The margin of error for the poll is 4.2 points, which was conducted between Aug. 30 and Sept. 1 – is 4.2 points.

Other polls taken in mid- and late-August put Paul ahead by between five and 10% points, according to polling data compiled by realclearpolitics.com.

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