U.S. Reps. Jerry Moran and Todd Tiahrt are essentially running even in a recent poll for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat that will be vacated by fellow Republican Sam Brownback.
That’s according to a SurveyUSA that was conducted June 12-14 for KWCH-TV in Wichita and KCTV-TV in Kansas City, Mo.
The poll showed Moran getting 40 percent, Tiahrt, 38 percent with 22 percent undecided. The difference between Moran and Tiahrt is within the poll’s 4.7 percentage margin of error.
Moran, who represents the 1st congressional district gained one percentage point, and Tiahrt, who represents the 4th congressional district, three percentage points since SurveyUSA’s last tracking poll in April.
The poll also showed that Brownback, who is running for governor, held a commanding lead -- 58 percent to 19 percent -- to win the Republican nomination over Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh. The poll was done before Thornburgh withdrew from the race on Monday.
The GOP primary will be held in August 2010.