POLLS: Paul leads Gray in U.S. Senate race

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The two candidates for U.S. Senate in Kentucky debated for the first and only time Monday night.

Incumbent Sen. Rand Paul (R) and Lexington Mayor Jim Gray (D) are running.

“Likely the most important thing voters got out of that debate is that they’re reminded either why their Republicans or Democrats,” said Stephen Voss, an associate professor of political science at the University of Kentucky.

According to the latest Babbage Cofounder Pulse Poll Senator Paul leads Gray by 6.6 points but the Big Red Poll by Western Kentucky University has Paul up 16 points.

“More often than not with all the money in these campaigns and the stakes being so high, the candidate who’s behind will try something risky to see if they can move voters who are pretty hard to reach this late in the campaign,” said Voss.

The election is November 8th.

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