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Poll: Gap between Roberts, Slattery widens

July 22, 2008

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— U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., has taken a 57 percent to 30 percent lead over Democrat Jim Slattery, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports poll.

Last month, a Rasmussen survey showed Roberts' support dropped below 50 percent, and he led Slattery 48 percent to 39 percent. But the July poll showed Roberts gaining a double-digit lead.

The Roberts' camp touted the newer poll.

"We don't run our campaign by polls. However, we have always believed this would be the result when Kansans are faced with the choice of Sen. Pat Roberts, who never stops working for Kansas, and Jim Slattery, a lobbyist who quit working for Kansas years ago to enrich himself off special interests," said Roberts' spokeswoman Molly Haase.

But Slattery's campaign said Roberts' rise in the polls was the result of a wave of negative ads.

"Roberts has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars running negative ads personally attacking Jim," said Slattery spokeswoman Abbie Hodgson. "Therefore, we're not surprised that there has been some movement in his numbers.

"However, we're confident that once Kansans learn about Roberts' abysmal record on energy policy, the economy, health care and the war that they will vote for change in November."

Slattery faces an underdog candidate in Lee Jones in the Aug. 5 Democratic Party primary.

Roberts was first elected to the Senate in 1996 after serving 16 years in the House. Slattery served as a U.S. House member from Topeka from 1983 through 1995. He ran for governor and lost in 1994 and then worked as a lobbyist in Washington, D.C.

The July poll was based on a survey of 500 likely voters and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.5 percentage points.

Comments

LiberalDude 6 years, 9 months ago

I don't believe the Rasmussen poll. I think both races are much closer. Obama and Slattery will have a good chance in November. Kansans are tired of what the GOP is serving.

SettingTheRecordStraight 6 years, 9 months ago

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plainspeaking 6 years, 9 months ago

"If you're not making phone calls or sending emails to suspected international terrorists, you have nothing to fear. If you are however, we should all be glad this law is in place."So STRS, given your vast knowledge of the law, any information gathered wiretapped phone calls or emails could not be used for any other "suspected" criminal offense? And how does one define the term "terrorist?"

63BC 6 years, 9 months ago

warrantless wiretapping that permits the government to listen to your phone calls, read your emails, open your mail, and check out your Internet surfing habits, and defended the illegality of this wiretapping by Beezlebush and his cronies - a clear violation of federal law.And so the solution is...Somebody who lobbied for Verizon!The people who helped the government do this!Shouldn't you be voting Libertarian like me?

63BC 6 years, 9 months ago

Thanks for playing. Here's some Rice-a-Roni and a lovely version of our home game.Next.

collector 6 years, 9 months ago

Jim Slattery will win this election. Roberts has peaked and is falling. Negative ads show the old boy knows he is failing. Go Jim Slattery.

Centerville 6 years, 9 months ago

Why is this just now in the LJW? The rest of Kansas knew about this poll days ago. Maybe Scott was trying to hide it. Wonder when he'll report the re-election of Pat Roberts...sometime before Christmas?

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