Thursday, June 3, 2010
Rand Paul Extends Lead Over Conway Despite Racism Smear
Latest figures suggest anti-establishment candidate has recovered from coordinated corporate media attack, making those who declared controversy to be ‘end of Paul’s political career’ look foolish
Paul Joseph Watson
June 3, 2010
Despite a gargantuan corporate media smear campaign in the aftermath of his primary victory, anti-establishment Senatorial candidate Rand Paul has now extended his lead over Democrat opponent Jack Conway, with the latest survey once again contradicting a dubious Daily Kos poll last week which claimed Paul held only a three point lead.
There’s no doubt that the coordinated and sustained establishment media attack on Rand Paul after he expressed a nuanced philosophical position on one of the ten titles of the Civil Rights Act did drastically impact his initial 25 point lead over Conway, but the latest figures suggest that the son of Congressman Ron Paul is recovering swiftly, making those who hastily declared that the controversy spelled the end of his political career look rather foolish.
On Monday, a poll undertaken by Survey USA revealed that Paul held a 6 point lead over Conway, which in itself was double the figure claimed by a previous Daily Kos poll.
A new survey by Rasmussen finds that Paul now enjoys an 8 point lead over his opponent. As the race smear fizzles, Paul’s margin is increasing day by day, meaning the corporate media will have to invent some new scandal if they are to stop the Kentucky candidate’s momentum going into the November elections.
“The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey finds the GOP nominee with support from 49% of the state’s voters while Conway earns 41% of the vote. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and six percent (6%) are undecided.”
Crucially, the poll found that people who had followed the controversy most closely, in other words those who could discern that Paul was advancing a complicated position and was not advocating the repeal of the Civil Rights Act as the media falsely claimed, were more favorable to Paul over Conway.
The majority of respondents said that the contrived Civil Rights controversy did not affect how they would vote.
The new survey strongly indicates, as we speculated at the time, that last week’s Daily Kos poll was biased, agenda-driven, and inaccurate. Daily Kos is a neo-liberal website run by an establishment apologist and a CIA trainee who routinely attacks independent politicians who are not part of the two party system.
Given such partisanship, the Kos survey cannot be trusted, and this is borne out by the fact that the results of the new Rasmussen survey differ by more than the margin of error when compared to the Kos poll.
Paul’s recovery once again proves that the corporate media’s proficiency and influence in being able to torpedo the campaigns of political candidates who threaten the status quo is fast evaporating.
The establishment press has habitually and flagrantly lied to the people for decades, and this deception has become especially notorious in the Internet age when there are voices of opposition that can be heard, something the system despises and is attempting to neutralize by trying to register bloggers and shut down free speech on the web.
But with the corporate media completely discredited, every time they attack an anti-establishment figure the impact is felt less and less, a fact illustrated by Rand Paul’s rapidly recovering poll numbers as he looks set to join his father on Capitol Hill later this year.