Senate Republican candidate Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulGOP political operatives indicted over illegal campaign contribution from Russian national in 2016 White House debates vaccines for air travel Senate lawmakers let frustration show with Blinken MORE appears to have survived a rough foray into national politics, showing a modest lead in his Kentucky race, according to a poll released Sunday. 


The GOP candidate, son of Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), holds a six-point lead -- 51 percent to 45 percent -- over Democrat Attorney General Jack Conway, about a week after making remarks about the 1964 Civil Rights Act, according to a Courier-Journal and WHAS11 Bluegrass Poll. 

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The lead is within the poll's margin of error -- plus or minus 4.2 percentage points. Only 4 percent were undecided of the 569 likely voters polled by telephone, which was conducted May 25-27 by SurveyUSA. 

The winner of the race will take over the seat held since 1998 by retiring Republican Sen. Jim Bunning