Rand Paul leads Jim Gray in statewide poll

Published: Nov. 1, 2016 at 10:21 AM CDT
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Sen. Rand Paul leads Lexington Mayor Jim Gray 55%-39% with 6% undecided in the race for U.S. Senate according to the Big Red Poll.

Paul leads among male (64%-32%) and female voters (46%-44%.) Both men were supported along party lines. Gray leads among democrats and Paul leads among republicans.

The margin of error is about +/- 4%. The poll is conducted by the WKU Social Science Research Center. It was a live-caller survey of 602 likely voters on land lines and cell phones taken between October 25-30, 2016.

In the presidential race, Donald Trump leads Hillary Clinton 54%-37%, 6% are undecided. McMullin, Johnson, and Stein all got 1%.

Trump leads both men (61%-31%) and women voters (48%-44%.)

People were also asked for a favorable or unfavorable view of state and national political figures.

Rand Paul leads Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Jim Gray, Mitch McConnell, Matt Bevin with the highest favorable rating of 49%.

Sen. Mitch McConnell has the lowest favorable rating of 30%.

President Barack Obama had the highest unfavorable rating at 68%.

Jim Gray had the highest number of people not sure at 46%.

To see the complete survey, it is attached to this story.