Hoax smear claiming Kentucky primary winner had kidnapped and force drugged a female college friend has no effect whatsoever on Paul’s poll numbers
Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com 
Thursday, August 19, 2010
The latest establishment media smear attempt against Rand Paul, in which they falsely reported for over a week that the Kentucky Senatorial candidate had “abducted” and “force drugged” a woman while in college, has completely failed again, with the very latest Rasmussen poll showing that Paul has retained a healthy lead over Democratic opponent Jack Conway.
The latest Rasmussen survey, conducted on Tuesday in the immediate aftermath of the “kidnap” hoax, confirms that Paul maintains a nine point lead over Conway in the race for the Kentucky Senate seat, a result “almost identical to those found in three surveys conducted in July and June,” proving that both the kidnap smear and the hyped civil rights argument had absolutely no effect at all on Paul’s popularity in the state.
“The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Paul picking up 49% support, while Conway earns the vote from 40%. Four percent (4%) prefer another candidate, and seven percent (7%) are undecided,” states the report. 
In addition, when “leaners” are added to equation, people who are initially undecided but then lean towards a particular candidate when follow-up questions are asked, Paul extends his lead to ten points, attracting 51% of the vote to Conway’s 41%. Leaners become more important as the election gets nearer.
10 per cent more voters are “certain” to vote for Paul (73%) than for Conway (63%), emphasizing the fact that despite the manufactured controversies surrounding Paul, his support has in fact hardened.
When a completely discredited establishment media attacks Rand Paul, his supporters only see that as a sign that he is on the right track. This fundamentally underscores how much power the corporate media has lost in attempting to sway elections with bias and propaganda. Since hardly anyone trusts them anymore, their attacks are completely inept and sometimes even help the candidate being targeted.
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Paul has been assaulted with at least one overblown, mischaracterized, or outright invented smear in each month since he trounced establishment Republican candidate Trey Grayson in the Kentucky primary back in May.
The establishment is desperate to discredit Paul by any means possible because he represents a true threat to the status quo and has become the most prominent Tea Party candidate in the run up to the October midterms.
Paul’s campaign victory speech, in which he stated, “I have a message from the Tea Party, we’re here to take our country back,” sent shockwaves through the Washington elite, and ever since they have been clamoring to tear down his reputation, with smear after smear repeated ad infinitum.
In the case of the “kidnap” hoax, the establishment media and the phony left-wing George Soros-funded outfits continued to claim  that Paul had abducted and drugged a woman even days after the woman herself admitted that the whole thing was nothing more than a harmless college prank t hat had been “blown out of proportion” by the media.
Since Paul is developing a teflon-coated immunity to establishment smear attacks, one wonders what they will come up with next. As we asked in our last article on the issue, will the media start claiming that Rand Paul was the gunman behind the grassy knoll who shot JFK? Will they blame Paul for convincing LeBron James to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers? Did Rand Paul blow up the BP oil well? Do claims made by anonymous pals from college initiations from nearly 30 years ago indicate that Paul is actually a space alien from the planet pop tart?
Your guess is as good as ours, but we’re sure to see more lies, slander, and smears thrown at Paul between now and October. The good news however is that none of them so far have had any impact whatsoever on his comfortable lead over establishment Democrat Conway, so we invite the establishment media to concoct more twaddle, safe in the knowledge that its effect is at best sterile and in some ways even counterproductive.
Ron Paul appeared on The Alex Jones Show yesterday and discussed his son Rand’s campaign. Watch the clips below.