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Election-driven news and views . . . by Jim Geraghty.

Smear Ads Are Rarely the Path to Divine Enlightenment



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You may recall that I loathed Jack Conway’s “Aqua Buddha” ad and his entire approach of suggesting that Rand Paul is not a Christian, and then immediately insisting that he wasn’t questioning Paul’s religious beliefs.

Apparently the Aqua Buddha has sent some bad karma Conway’s way.

Public Policy Polling puts Paul up, 53-40.

Fox News/Rasmussen puts Paul up, 50-43. More significantly, “While Paul was viewed favorably by 48 percent of voters and unfavorably by 41 percent of voters, only 38 percent had a positive impression of Conway while 51 percent held an unfavorable view.”


Tags: Jack Conway , Rand Paul


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