Poll: Rand Paul leads Hillary Clinton in state of Kentucky and gets 29% of black voteSubmitted by ron_paul_is_awesome on Sun, 05/18/2014 - 00:27
BY SAM YOUNGMAN
May 17, 2014
And Kentucky's eight electoral votes go to ...
Okay, it's far too early for that, but in a hypothetical matchup in the 2016 presidential race between U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Paul would narrowly carry the Bluegrass State, according to a new poll.
The Bluegrass Poll, sponsored jointly by the Lexington Herald-Leader, the Courier-Journal, WKYT-TV and WHAS-TV, found that Paul would beat Clinton in Kentucky 48 percent to 44 percent.
SurveyUSA conducted the poll of 1,782 registered voters from May 14 to 16. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.4 percentage points.
Paul's lead over Clinton appears to be partially a function of gender at this point, with Paul winning 55 percent of men to Clinton's 38 percent and Clinton winning women 50 percent to 42 percent.
While Paul has made outreach to minority groups one of his top priorities, the poll found that only 29 percent of black respondents would back Paul compared with 62 percent who would vote for Clinton.
Note how the article spins 29% of black vote as a low number but by historical standards that is triple what the Republican presidential candidate usually gets (source: factcheck.org)