Archive for Monday, September 20, 2010

Campaign Notebook: Kansas Democrats trail but gaining ground, according to latest snapshot

September 20, 2010

Advertisement

— Kansas Democrats gained some ground over the past month, according to the latest SurveyUSA poll.

In the governor's race, Republican Sam Brownback leads Democrat Tom Holland, 59 percent to 32 percent with a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percent.

Holland, a state senator from Baldwin City, made up 7 percentage points since August and Brownback, a U.S. senator, lost 8 points. Among voters who identify themselves as moderates, Holland had trailed by 10, but now leads by 9, a 19-point swing.

In the secretary of state's race, Republican Kris Kobach leads Democratic incumbent Chris Biggs, 53 percent to 36 percent. Last month, Kobach had a 32-point edge.

In the attorney general's race, Republican Derek Schmidt leads Democratic incumbent Steve Six, 50 percent to 41 percent. Schmidt's lead was more than double that last month.

And in the state treasurer's race, Republican Ron Estes is ahead of Democratic incumbent Dennis McKinney, 58 percent to 37 percent. In August, Estes was up 61 percent to 32 percent.

Like Holland, McKinney, Six and Biggs are each supported by a majority of voters who identify themselves as a moderates.

In the U.S. Senate race, Republican Jerry Moran leads Democrat Lisa Johnston, 66 percent to 24 percent. It was 69 percent to 23 percent in August.

SurveyUSA interviewed 1,000 Kansans last week and determined that 602 would likely vote in the Nov. 2 election. The poll was done for KWCH-TV in Wichita.

Comments

CLARKKENT 4 years, 6 months ago

THE DEMOCRATS SHOULD GAIN A FEW POLL POINTS. WHILE ADMITTING THEY ARE NOT DOING QUITE WHAT WAS EXPECTED TWO YEARS AGO, THEY DID HAVE 8 YEARS OF THE BUSH FIASCO TO OVERCOME. IT TOOK BUSH AND COMPANY 8 YEARS TO SCREW US UP, CANNOT FIX THIS IN 2.

vermont 4 years, 6 months ago

Regardless, get out and VOTE!!! (but not for Sam Brownback)

Determined 4 years, 6 months ago

With the way the country seems to be feeling, it looks like the Rs will be capturing many offices. The screw up of the country took a long time. The Rs and Ds both have responsibility. However, it's we the people who were asleep at the wheel. We are really to blame and not just a particular party.

Commenting has been disabled for this item.