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Daniel…..Kentucky Senate: First RELIABLE Poll after the Primaries from WHAS-TV and the Louisville Courier-Journal done by Survey USA shows Republican Randall “Rand” Paul (R-NY) with a 6-Point lead

Hello Folks and Good Afternoon!

We’ve the first RELIABLE Survey out for the Kentucky Senate Race after the Primaries. According to the WHAS-TV / Louisville Courier-Journal Bluegrass Survey USA Poll Republican Randall “Rand” Paul (R-KY) leads Democrat State Attorney General John William “Jack” Conway (D-KY) by 6-Points.

Folks, this is a real Race now. We’ve some work ahead of us to bring Paul over the Finish Line in November. Looking at the Crosstabs it contains some “Warnings” for Paul. Conway leads him in Louisville by one single Points. That’s almost CERTAINLY going to change.

As you would expect Conway leads Paul by double digits in Eastern Kentucky while Paul leads in the rest of the State.

WHAS-TV / Louisville Courier-Journal / Survey USA Bluegrass Poll

Kentucky Senate

Physician Randall “Rand” Paul (R)  51 %
State Attorney General John William “Jack” Conway (D)  45 %
Undecided  4 %

Analysis:

In KY, Rand Paul Breaks From Gate Slightly Ahead of Jack Conway in Battle for Bunning’s Open Senate Seat: In an election for United States Senator from Kentucky today, 05/28/10, Republican Rand Paul edges Democrat Jack Conway, 51% to 45%, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for the Louisville Courier-Journal and WHAS-TV.

9 of 10 with a favorable opinion of the Tea Party Movement vote for Paul; 9 of 10 with an unfavorable opinion of the Tea Party Movement vote for Conway. Paul leads n Western KY, North Central KY, and among gun owners, pro-life voters, college grads, and the affluent. Conway leads in Eastern KY, among Moderates, and among pro-choice voters. 16% of Republicans cross over to vote for Conway; 29% of Democrats cross over to vote for Paul.

Filtering: SurveyUSA interviewed 850 KY adults 05/25/10 through 05/27/10. Of them, 771 were registered to vote. Of the registered voters, 569 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely to vote in the November election for US Senate. Incumbent Republican US Senator Jim Bunning is not seeking re-election.

Daniel G.

Hello Daniel…..

The Dog says ….wait on this race…lets see how all this Rand Paul ‘noise’ plays…..

May 30, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Updates | , , | 8 Comments

Daniel…..Kentucky Senate: First RELIABLE Poll after the Primaries from WHAS-TV and the Louisville Courier-Journal done by Survey USA shows Republican Randall "Rand" Paul (R-NY) with a 6-Point lead

Hello Folks and Good Afternoon!

We’ve the first RELIABLE Survey out for the Kentucky Senate Race after the Primaries. According to the WHAS-TV / Louisville Courier-Journal Bluegrass Survey USA Poll Republican Randall “Rand” Paul (R-KY) leads Democrat State Attorney General John William “Jack” Conway (D-KY) by 6-Points.

Folks, this is a real Race now. We’ve some work ahead of us to bring Paul over the Finish Line in November. Looking at the Crosstabs it contains some “Warnings” for Paul. Conway leads him in Louisville by one single Points. That’s almost CERTAINLY going to change.

As you would expect Conway leads Paul by double digits in Eastern Kentucky while Paul leads in the rest of the State.

WHAS-TV / Louisville Courier-Journal / Survey USA Bluegrass Poll

Kentucky Senate

Physician Randall “Rand” Paul (R)  51 %
State Attorney General John William “Jack” Conway (D)  45 %
Undecided  4 %

Analysis:

In KY, Rand Paul Breaks From Gate Slightly Ahead of Jack Conway in Battle for Bunning’s Open Senate Seat: In an election for United States Senator from Kentucky today, 05/28/10, Republican Rand Paul edges Democrat Jack Conway, 51% to 45%, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for the Louisville Courier-Journal and WHAS-TV.

9 of 10 with a favorable opinion of the Tea Party Movement vote for Paul; 9 of 10 with an unfavorable opinion of the Tea Party Movement vote for Conway. Paul leads n Western KY, North Central KY, and among gun owners, pro-life voters, college grads, and the affluent. Conway leads in Eastern KY, among Moderates, and among pro-choice voters. 16% of Republicans cross over to vote for Conway; 29% of Democrats cross over to vote for Paul.

Filtering: SurveyUSA interviewed 850 KY adults 05/25/10 through 05/27/10. Of them, 771 were registered to vote. Of the registered voters, 569 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely to vote in the November election for US Senate. Incumbent Republican US Senator Jim Bunning is not seeking re-election.

Daniel G.

Hello Daniel…..

The Dog says ….wait on this race…lets see how all this Rand Paul ‘noise’ plays…..

May 30, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Updates | , , | 8 Comments

Another Rand Paul-ism……Birthright Citizenship?

Like someone said…..

The gift that keeps giving…..

The Media is having a ball digging up his past rants……

This from a past Russian media interview…..

From Politicalwire…….

Just because Kentucky Senate candidate Rand Paul (R) has sworn off national media doesn’t mean journalists can’t dig through his past statements and interviews. Think Progress found an interview with Russian television in which Paul said he opposes birthright citizenship, something the U.S. Constitution allows.

Said Paul: “We’re the only country I know of that allows people to come in illegally have a baby and then that baby becomes a citizen. And I think that should stop also.”

Ben Smith: “But while the interview is hilarious and the position is certainly newsy, it should only be news to people who haven’t followed the race, and it’s a mark of how little attention Paul was paid before winning the nomination.”


May 29, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Family, Government, Law, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates | , , | 5 Comments

Rand Paul announces that he would support Private employers discrimination by race?…..

You read that right……

Rand Paul the current GOP, Tea Party nominee for the United States Senate from Kentucky defended private employees rights to discriminate based on race…

He further goes on to say that the 1964 Civil Rights Law was wrong in taking away that right from those private employers….

He didn’t misspeak…..

He gave that same opinion on the MSNC Racheal Maddow show and at NPR……

Maddow: Do you think that a private business has a right to say that ‘We don’t serve black people?’

Paul: I’m not in favor of any discrimination of any form. I would never belong to any club that excluded anybody for race. We still do have private clubs in America that can discriminate based on race. But do discriminate.

But I think what’s important in this debate is not getting into any specific “gotcha” on this, but asking the question ‘What about freedom of speech?’ Should we limit speech from people we find abhorrent. Should we limit racists from speaking. I don’t want to be associated with those people, but I also don’t want to limit their speech in any way in the sense that we tolerate boorish and uncivilized behavior because that’s one of the things that freedom requires is that
we allow people to be boorish and uncivilized, but that doesn’t mean we approve of it…

More……..

Let me get this straight….The First Amemendement should makes it ok to tell someone they can’t eat in your dinner?

I’m not saying the guy is a racist…..I’m questioning his thought process…..he’s in line to become a United Sates Senator…..

It’s REAL now……

From Jonathan Singer @ MyDD……

Here’s an illustrative exchange from the NPR interview:

SIEGEL: But it’s been one of the major developments in American history in the course of your life. I mean, do you think the ’64 Civil Rights Act or the ADA for that matter were just overreaches and that business shouldn’t be bothered by people with the basis in law to sue them for redress?Dr. PAUL: Right. I think a lot of things could be handled locally. For example, I think that we should try to do everything we can to allow for people with disabilities and handicaps. You know, we do it in our office with wheelchair ramps and things like that. I think if you have a two-story office and you hire someone who’s handicapped, it might be reasonable to let him have an office on the first floor rather than the government saying you have to have a $100,000 elevator. And I think when you get to the solutions like that, the more local the better, and the more common sense the decisions are, rather than having a federal government make those decisions.

The problem with this view is apparent to just about anyone who lives in a world of reality rather than ideology. It is fine enough to believe that, in theory, individuals’ contractual and property rights should not be trampled on by the state, and that, what’s more, the market will solve all problems. But the fact is the market did not solve the problem of institutional racism. It took state action, not only in directing state actors but also in directing the practices of private individuals like the ones who owned restaurants. The same can be said about the Americans with Disabilities Act, which like the Civil Rights Act restricted individual action to ensure access for those who otherwise might be denied access. The good acts of individual property owners to accommodate their workers in the ways described by Paul in his NPR interview are important — but they were not enough. Only when the state stepped in were the rights of the disabled to access restaurants and other accommodations ensured.

This isn’t to say that Paul is racist or biased against the disabled. He’s not. He holds a principled stance against federal action to regulate private action in these areas. But this stance, when the manifested as the law of the land prior to enactment of the Civil Rights Act in 1964, enabled institutional racism to occur. That’s a fact. And that’s a problem for Paul because it’s hard to imagine many Americans, or Kentuckians specifically, want to go back to a period in which segregated lunch counters, whether on the basis of race or disability, are condoned under the law.

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May 20, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Law, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates | , , , | 28 Comments

Daniel….. Afternoon Polling Summary for Wednesday May 5th 2010 ……With Updates…….

Hello Folks!

Here is my Afternoon Polling Summary:

Kentucky Senate:

[ Grayson, Mongiardo and Paul ]

Grayson (R)  43 % – Mongiardo (D)  35 %  (Public Policy Polling)
Grayson (R)  42 % – Conway (D)  34 %  (Public Policy Polling)
Paul (R)  42 % – Mongiardo (D)  38 %  (Public Policy Polling)
Paul (R)  41 % – Conway (D)  40 %  (Public Policy Polling)

Washington Senate:

[ Rossi and Murray ]
Murray (D)  48 %  –  Rossi (R)  46 %  (Rasmussen)
Murray (D)  49 %  –  Akers (R)  35 %  (Rasmussen)
Murray (D)  52 %  –  Benton (R)  38 % (Rasmussen)
Murray (D)  51 %  –  Didier (R)  36 % (Rasmussen)

Much better Numbers from RAS on Murray then from SUSA. How can that be?

Anyways the Kentucky Lexington Herald-Leader should have a new Kentucky Primary Survey out at 6pm ET coming from Research 2000.

Daniel G.

Wait…..Rossi hasn’t made up his mind yet…right?

Murray still holds her own…….

Rossi attacking Murray now.

http://tpmlivewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/05/rossi-on-dem-attacks-is-this-all-murray-has-to-run-on.php

Update 1:

Washington Senate:

Murray (D) 51 % – Rossi (R) 34 % (Elway)
Murray (D) 51 % – Benton (R) 27 % (Elway)
Murray (D) 50 % – Akers (R) 26 % (Elway)
Murray (D) 50 % – Didier (R) 24 % (Elway)

http://www.scribd.com/doc/30944176/Elway-PollonMurrayre-elect050510-1

Woa!!!! Daniel……Murray is DEFINATELY  holding her own…you ain’t gonna get this one…….

Update 2:

Lexington Herald-Leader/WAVE-TV/WKYT-TV Kentucky Research 2000 Survey

Democratic Primary

Mongiardo 39 %
Conway 32 %
Price 6 %
Buckmaster 4 %
Sweeney 2 %
Undecided 17 %

Republican Primary

Paul 44 %
Grayson 32 %
Stephenson 3 %
Martin 3 %
Scribner 1 %
Undecided 17 %

http://media.kentucky.com/smedia/2010/05/05/16/Senate_primary_horse_race.source.prod_affiliate.79.pdf

Yet another double digit lead for Rand Paul.


May 5, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Polls, Updates, Women | , , , | 8 Comments

Daniel……Kentucky Senate: New WHAS-TV / Survey USA Bluegrass Poll to be released 5pm ET

Hello Dog!

A new WHAS-TV / Survey USA / Bluegrass Poll for the Kentucky Senate Primaries will be released at 5pm ET.

Sources from Verona, NJ telling Daniel G. that Rand Paul will still be in the leads / Same with Mongiardo.

Daniel G.

April 12, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Politics, Polls, Updates | , , | 9 Comments

Daniel….. Kentucky Senate: The KY Democratic State Party has to ask themselves some serious Questions; Mongiardo, Conway getting clobbered by Paul and Grayson ……

Hello Dog!

Another State were it’s now Crystal Clear the passed Health Care Bill has had an negative Impact on the Democratic Candidates is Kentucky.

We’re seeing Numbers much like in the Dakotas here. Mongiardo as well as Conway getting clobbered by Rand Paul & Trey Grayson.

Rasmussen Survey

Kentucky Senate Race

 title=
[ Trey Grayson and Bill Clinton…… ]
Secretary of State C. M. “Trey” Grayson (R)  53 %
Lieutenant Governor Daniel Mongiardo (D)  33 %
Others  5 %
Undecided  9 %

Physician Randall “Rand” Paul (R)  52 %
Lieutenant Governor Daniel Mongiardo (D)  37 %
Others  3 %
Undecided  8 %

Secretary of State C. M. “Trey” Grayson (R)  52 %
State Attorney General Jack Conway (D)  32 %
Others  5 %
Undecided  11 %

Physician Randall “Rand” Paul (R)  50 %
State Attorney General Jack Conway (D)  36 %
Others  3 %
Undecided  11 %

Major Candidates Campaign Websites:

http://www.treygrayson.com/
http://www.randpaul2010.com/
http://www.drdan2010.com/
http://jackconway.org/

Job Approvals

President Barack Obama (D)

Approve  38 %
Disapprove  62 %

Governor Steve Beshear (D)

Approve  46 %
Disapprove  50 %

Analysis:

I KNOW the Republican Primary has gotten VERY NASTY as of late.

I hope that whoever wins will be supported and that the LOSER may have enough Courage to run against Incumbent Governor Steve Beshear (D-KY) next year.
As for the Democrats I wonder if they might have run the wrong Candidates here.
U. S. Rep. Ben Chandler (D-KY) was seriously looking at the Race before Conway got it.
Judging these Numbers Chandler might be doing better here. After all his father, “Happy” Chandler (D-KY) was Governor of the Bluegrass State for 8 years…… I believe.

Daniel G.

Oh, Really Daniel?

April 6, 2010 Posted by | Counterpoints, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Healthcare, Law, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Polls, Updates | , , , | 12 Comments

Rand Paul Answers question at the New York Times on why he's running…..

Ron Paul’s son Rand aswers why a 47 year old ophthalmologist in Bowling Green, Ky., would want to run for the US Congess…..

And be ahead in the polls…….

Kentucky’s Republican Senate primary, to be held May 18, is one of those elections that is being treated as some sort of defining event, a measure of general antipathy toward Washington and the federal government, mainly because you’re ahead in the polls. Do you credit Tea Party activists for your success?
Absolutely. I think there’s a Tea Party tidal wave coming. I think it’s going to sweep a lot of incumbents from office.

Did you consider running for local office? Isn’t it a big leap to go from being a 47-year-old ophthalmologist in Bowling Green, Ky., with no experience serving in government, to being a United States senator?
I tell people that my biggest attribute is having not held public office, which is a great attribute to possess. I think people are looking for regular citizens. I don’t think it’s a prerequisite that you be in office for 10 or 15 years.

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April 5, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Family, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates | , | 3 Comments

Rand Paul Answers question at the New York Times on why he’s running…..

Ron Paul’s son Rand aswers why a 47 year old ophthalmologist in Bowling Green, Ky., would want to run for the US Congess…..

And be ahead in the polls…….

Kentucky’s Republican Senate primary, to be held May 18, is one of those elections that is being treated as some sort of defining event, a measure of general antipathy toward Washington and the federal government, mainly because you’re ahead in the polls. Do you credit Tea Party activists for your success?
Absolutely. I think there’s a Tea Party tidal wave coming. I think it’s going to sweep a lot of incumbents from office.

Did you consider running for local office? Isn’t it a big leap to go from being a 47-year-old ophthalmologist in Bowling Green, Ky., with no experience serving in government, to being a United States senator?
I tell people that my biggest attribute is having not held public office, which is a great attribute to possess. I think people are looking for regular citizens. I don’t think it’s a prerequisite that you be in office for 10 or 15 years.

More……..

April 5, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Family, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates | , | 3 Comments