Paul takes the lead

Blame it on the Aqua Buddha backfire? Whatever the reason, Republican Rand Paul — the Bowling Green ophthalmologist and Tea Party messiah — has taken the  lead in the race for Kentucky’s junior U.S. Senate seat.

From WFPL’s The Edit:

A new WHAS-11/Courier-Journal Bluegrass Poll gives Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul a nine-point lead over Democrat Jack Conway, with a 4% margin of error.

  • Paul (R) 52%
  • Conway (D) 43%
  • Undecided 4%

The poll was conducted between Sunday and Wednesday, after the Aqua Buddha ad kerfuffle and before and after the debate violence.

According to the crosstabs, Paul leads in every region (but narrowly in Louisville), with men and with every age group except 18-34 year-olds.


  1. Kelly
    Posted October 28, 2010 at 6:49 pm | Permalink

    Way to go Kentucky, you make me so proud. Someone find me a one way ticket to Chicago.

  2. Matt
    Posted November 4, 2010 at 4:50 pm | Permalink

    Rand Paul is a disaster for civil rights. Anyone who is flippant about civil rights, but hard core when it comes to keeping the rich wealthy, should not be making policy for us.