A new Rasmussen poll of the Kentucky Senate race shows Republican Rand Paul with an eight point lead over Democratic state Attorney General Jack Conway, a number consistent with Rasmussen’s recent polling of the race.
The poll shows likely voters supporting Paul over Conway by a margin of 49%-41%. The past two Rasmussen polls — from June 1 and June 28 — also had Paul with 49%, while Conway was at 41% and 42%, respectively. These Rasmussen polls stand in sharp contrast to a PPP poll (PDF) from last month, which had the race tied at 43%.
The TPM Poll Average gives Paul a lead of 48.9%-42.2%.
The margin of error of the latest Rasmussen poll was Â±3.0 percentage points.