Politics

Paul: Blame Trump, not 'bad ideas,' for my poll numbers

Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul is confident Republicans support his message. Thus, he blames his dismal poll numbers on the media's coverage of Donald Trump.

"I think it has very little to do with my campaign, or me, or what I'm talking about," the Kentucky senator said Thursday during a local radio interview with WIBC Indianapolis.

According to a CBS/New York Times poll released Thursday, Paul's support among likely Republican primary voters has shifted neither up nor down since October. He stands at 4 percent in the Times' poll and earns 2.2 percent support in RealClearPolitics' GOP polling average.

"I don't think it's bad ideas that is making it more difficult for us in the polls. I think it's that our ideas are somewhat being trounced upon and overtaken by so much attention being paid to one individual," he continued.

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