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Poll: Sen. Rand Paul projected to win reelection in 2022

Posted at 8:37 AM, Feb 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-12 18:25:40-05

(LEX 18) — Before Kentucky voters know it, they'll be back at the polls voting in state-wide elections.

U.S. Senator Rand Paul is the next Kentucky politician up for reelection, and according to a new poll from Mason-Dixon Polling Strategy, he's well-positions to get reelected in 2022.

625 registered voters in Kentucky were polled over the first four days of February. Of those voters, 53% said they approved of the job Paul has done. 47% said they'd vote for him again if Election Day happened right now.

Meanwhile, 44% of the voters polled said they disapproved of Paul's job performance, and 41% said they would vote to replace him with a Democrat.

3% said they were not sure about Paul's job performance and 12% said they'd be undecided if they had to vote today.

The poll also shows Gov. Andy Beshear with a positive approval rating, while the majority of constituents disapprove of the job done by Sen. Mitch McConnell.

Statewide, 55% approve of the job Beshear is doing, while 36% disapprove. McConnell's approval rating polled at 53% compared to 44% disapproval.

This poll was conducted from Feb. 1 through 4. A total of 625 registered Kentucky voters were interviewed statewide by telephone Those interviewed were randomly selected from a phone-matched Kentucky voter registration list that included both land-line and cell phone numbers. Quotas were assigned to reflect voter registration by county.

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The margin for error, according to standards customarily used by statisticians, is no more than ±4 percentage points. This means that there is a 95 percent probability that the "true" figure would fall within that range if all voters were surveyed.