Sarah N. Lynch
The Wall Street Journal
September 6, 2010

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Rand Paul, a tea party-backed Republican running for a U.S. Senate seat in Kentucky, is leading his Democratic rival Jack Conway by 15 points, according to a new poll by SurveyUSA.

The poll, conducted for the Louisville Courier-Journal and WHAS-TV, http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20100905/NEWS010603/100904006/Complete-results-Kentucky-U-S-Senate-poll# 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 percentage points, according to polling data compiled by realclearpolitics.com.

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