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:
- 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.