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A new Democratic poll shows Democrat Jack Conway surging in the Kentucky Senate race. The Bennet, Petts and Normington poll, conducted for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and shared with The Fix, shows Conway at 49 percent and Republican Rand Paul at 47 percent - Conway's best showing in a poll since late June. The poll was conducted Sunday and Monday, a day after Conway's campaign launched a controversial new ad which became the topic du jour in a debate on Sunday night.
Yes, I get that the pundits get sad whenever a Democrat throw a punch. And yes, I know many progressives get nervous around religion, and would rather cede it to the GOP.
But get this -- the ad wasn't for the pundits, it wasn't for nervous liberals, and it wasn't for anyone that doesn't live and vote in Kentucky. And while there's no way to say "the ad is helping Conway", these numbers certainly suggest that it didn't hurt him. Given the race he's run so far, I'm willing to give Conway and his campaign the benefit of the doubt on its choices.
Conway is running a tough, aggressive race. He's got Rand Paul on the ropes and literally freaking out. We can win this, so let's focus on getting Conway across the line, and not whether his ads violated your delicate sensibilities.
Originally posted to Daily Kos on Tue Oct 19, 2010 at 04:16 PM PDT.