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KY-Sen: Senate horserace, birthers, and the public option

Democratic Primary

Mongiardo 37
Conway    30
Other     15

Republican Primary

Grayson   40
Paul      25
Other     18


Tight race in the Democratic primary, perhaps surprisingly so. Expectations were that Conway, the Kentucky Attorney General, would score better than Lt. Gov. Mongiardo, but that's clearly not happening.

In the Republican side, Rand Paul's recent entry shows some promise against Grayson — the immediate beneficiary of successful GOP efforts to unceremoniously push Sen. Jim Bunning into retirement. Rand is Ron's son, so could very well benefit from Ron Paul's online brigades. Those guys can raise serious money.

Grayson (R)   45
Mongiardo (D) 41

Grayson (R)   46
Conway (D)    40

Paul (R)      37
Mongiardo (D) 42

Paul (R)      37
Conway (D)    41


It's competitive all around, confirming this race's status as a marquee contest in 2010.

Now check this out:

Do you favor or oppose creating a government-administered health insurance option that anyone can purchase to compete with private insurance plans?

    Favor  Oppose  Not Sure
All   46     45      9
Dem   68     26      6
Rep   24     69      7  
Ind   32     44     24

Do you believe that Barack Obama was born in the United States of America or not?

    Yes    No      Not Sure
All   51     20     29
Dem   72      9     19
Rep   30     36     34  
Ind   37     17     46


So the good news is that Kentucky voters are split on the public option, despite the massive smear-filled campaign to discredit it in the eyes of the public. Even a quarter of Republicans support it, which is more bipartisanship than you'll ever see in D.C.

Electmore Democrats.




kos poll — 4 Comments

  1. For this diary. I had suspected that Mongiardo had a slight lead but that race is far from over. I like both of them so I have been staying neutral on that.

    We gotta beat Grayson or Paul no matter who wins that primary.

    I am glad Ky approves the Public option.  

  2. Do you believe that Barack Obama was born in the United States of America or not?

    Yes    No      Not Sure

    All   51     20     29

    Dem   72      9     19

    Rep   30     36     34  

    Ind   37     17     46  

    Repubs are consumed with Obama.

    Thanks Kenneth

  3. that 28% of Dems don’t know that our president was born in the United States.

    Also, I really wish both Conway and Mongiardo would be more forthcoming on their respective stances on the issues.  Right now I’m leaning towards Conway because I think Mongiardo is too conservative on many social issues, but would like to hear directly from each candidate.

  4. That both need to be more forthcoming. A lot of why I am still undecided is I don’t know a lot of what the differences will be between them, except on Cap and Trade.

    I want to know how they feel about things like healthcare, EFCA, and banking regulations.