Kentucky Republicans love Rand Paul. His dad, not so much. 

Rand Paul, the anti-establishment Republican candidate for the seat of retiring Republican Sen. Jim Bunning, leads his primary opponent, Secretary of State Trey Grayson, by 21 points, according to a new poll from Magellan Strategies.

But when asked for their presidential preference, only 4 percent of the sample of 560 Kentucky Republican likely voters chose his father, Rep. Ron Paul. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney were the top choices, with 28, 24 and 16 points, respectively.

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David Freddoso came to the Washington Examiner in June 2009, after serving for nearly two years as a Capitol Hill-based staff reporter for National Review Online. Before writing his New York Times bestselling book, The Case Against Barack Obama, he spent three years assisting Robert Novak, the legendary Washington... more
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