Democratic candidate Jack Conway trails the Republican candidate Rand Paul by 2%, according to the most recent SurveyUSA poll of the Kentucky Senate race. The previous poll of this race showed Paul, who is 1 of the 8 Senate candidates affiliated with the Tea Party, ahead of Conway by 15%. As a result, this race has shifted from leaning Republican to being a toss-up. A part of how Conway is gaining ground is attributable to women – the first three polls of this race showed the candidates polling evenly among women, but Conway has taken a 16% lead among women in the most recent poll. Lastly, the campaign finances of this race are quite close with each candidate raising and spending a relative amount, as the chart below shows, so one question of this race is not who can spend more, but who can spend better.