Poll Numbers for Rand Paul

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It would be silly to write him off, and I still think he's the favorite in the race, but the week since he won the GOP primary has been a terrible one for Rand Paul, and now we have poll numbers to back that up. A new Daily Kos/Research 2000 poll has Paul running neck and neck with Democratic attorney general Jack Conway, leading him 44-40.

This actually surprises me. I didn't expect the issue to have much effect in Kentucky. We'll see if it ultimately matters, but it seems clear that the comments didn't much help. There is a cynicism among all of us lefties wherein we kind of expect that dissing the Civil Rights Act might actually help. I didn't write as much, but a small, not so intelligent, part of me thought it was possible.

UPDATE: Gonna clean out the weeds below guys. Forgive me if you accidentally get clipped.
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Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle. More

Born in 1975, the product of two beautiful parents. Raised in West Baltimore -- not quite The Wire, but sometimes ill all the same. Studied at the Mecca for some years in the mid-'90s. Emerged with a purpose, if not a degree. Slowly migrated up the East Coast with a baby and my beloved, until I reached the shores of Harlem. Wrote some stuff along the way.

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