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Paul and Grayson increase polling leads against top Democratic challengers in Kentucky Senate race

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The two strongest Republican Senate hopefuls in Kentucky have edged further ahead of their top Democrat challengers in the latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of voters in the state.

Ophthalmologist Rand Paul leads Democratic Lieutenant Governor Daniel Mongiardo 51% to 34%. Last month he led Mongiardo 48% to 37%. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and 12% are undecided.

Paul, son of Texas Congressman Ron Paul, now posts a 49% to 34% lead over state Attorney General Jack Conway. In the previous survey, he had a 47% to 39% lead over Conway. Four percent (4%) like another candidate, and 13% more are undecided.

Trey Grayson, Kentucky’s secretary of state, is locked in a tight GOP Primary battle with Paul and registers similar numbers against the two Democrats. Grayson leads Mongiardo 46%to 33%. Five percent (5%) opt for some other candidate, while 16% are undecided. In February, Grayson had a 49% to 35% lead in this match-up.

With Conway as his opponent, Grayson earns 49% of the vote to his opponent’s 31%. Last month, he was ahead by a much narrow 44% to 40%. Given this match-up, six percent (6%) favor another candidate, and 14% are undecided.

Full story: Election 2010: Kentucky Senate – Rasmussen Reports