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Trump, Clinton leading in Kansas poll, but many voters still undecided

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton are leading their respective rivals among Kansas voters, according to a new survey by Fort Hays State University.

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton are leading their respective rivals among Kansas voters, according to a new survey by Fort Hays State University.

February 26, 2016


— One week before the March 5 presidential caucuses in Kansas, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton are leading their respective rivals, but more than a third of all potential caucus-goers say they’re still undecided, according to a new survey by Fort Hays State University.

Among voters who said they intend to vote in the Republican caucuses, 26 percent said they are supporting Trump, although 39 percent said they are still undecided.

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, with 14 percent, and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, at 13 percent, are in a close race for second place. Ben Carson and Ohio Gov. John Kasich each drew 3 percent.

Among Democrats, the survey showed 44 percent of potential caucus-goers are still undecided. But among those expressing a preference, 33 percent said they favored Clinton, and 23 percent said they favor Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

The survey included responses from 440 Kansas adults who said they intend to vote in the upcoming caucuses with an overall margin of error of 5 percentage points. But it did not break down that number by party or provide separate margins of error for the two samples.

But when the entire sample is pooled together, Trump and Clinton showed nearly identical levels of support, with 16 percent of the entire sample saying they support Trump, 15 percent saying they support Clinton, and 40 percent undecided.

In head-to-head matchups, though, the poll showed what most people would expect in a solidly Republican state: Kansas voters prefer any of the Republican candidates over either of the Democratic candidates.

The only exception to that is a potential matchup between Trump and Sanders. There, the poll showed, Sanders had a 1 percentage point edge over the New York billionaire, 43-42 percent, with 15 percent undecided.

But Trump holds a 10-point lead over Clinton, 46-36 percent, with 18 percent undecided.

The poll showed that if the general election were held today, the strongest Republicans in the field would be Cruz and Rubio.

Rubio leads Clinton, 51-32 percent, while Cruz leads the former Secretary of State, 49-35 percent.

Both Rubio and Cruz lead Sanders in a hypothetical matchup, but by slightly smaller margins: Rubio, 46-36 percent over Sanders; and Cruz, 44-38 percent.

The survey also asked Kansans to rate the performance of Gov. Sam Brownback and President Barack Obama.

It showed Brownback’s overall unfavorable ratings have not changed since a similar Fort Hays State University poll was conducted in October, with 69 percent saying they are either very or somewhat dissatisfied with his job performance. But within that group, the number saying they are “very dissatisfied” grew 5 percentage points, to 53 percent.

Only 21 percent said they were very or somewhat satisfied with Brownback’s job performance, which is up slightly from October.

That’s a lower job approval rating than President Obama’s. The poll showed 34 percent are either very or somewhat satisfied with his performance, up six points from the October poll, while 60 percent are very or somewhat dissatisfied.


Richard Heckler 2 years, 2 months ago

Bernie Sanders WANTS TO Put The People BACK TO WORK and Economic Growth On the Table !!!!! Good Paying Jobs Feed The Economy 7 Days A Week.

Bernie Sanders IS VERY IMPORTANT to America and the working class which the USA cannot live without

--- The Peoples Budget is the only budget that does everything this country needs: * Reduces Debt by $10 trillion * Creates good-paying jobs * Fully maintains our social safety net * Invests in education * Ends our costly wars * Closes the tax loopholes that have made offshoring jobs profitable * Ends oil and gas subsidies that pollute our country at taxpayer expense * Creates a national infrastructure investment bank to help us make intelligent investments for the future

--- The People's Budget represents not just common sense; it represents the will of the American people.

The People's Budget NEEDS mainstream attention, but it won't get it unless we speak up about how important our values really are. These aren't just words on a page or numbers in a table ….. these dollars and cents mean lives helped or hurt, people succeeding or falling by the wayside, and families lifted up or dragged down. This is about America.

--- What the Peoples Budget would do very specifically:

Richard Heckler 2 years, 2 months ago

Hillary The DINO

She has waffled on key issues such as Wall Street reform and outsourcing jobs due to a combination of conflicted contributions to her campaign and because her husband's key legacy while POTUS was deregulating Wall Street and outsourcing jobs by signing the North American Free Trade Act (NAFTA) into law.

Here's a list of key issues that matter.

Outsourcing Jobs

.Trade deals have been "abysmal failures," according to Sanders. "They allowed corporations to shut down operations in the U.S. and move work to low-wage countries ...and they are one of the reasons that we have lost almost 60,000 factories in our country and millions of good-paying jobs since 2001."

When it comes to NAFTA, Clinton is a complete flip-flopper, calling it one of Bill's major achievements and then calling it a mistake after her opponents criticized it. As AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told The Washington Post " Bill Clinton still gets screamed at about NAFTA by working people."

It's not just blue-collar Democrats who view free trade as unfair trade.

That "giant sucking sound" as former Presidential candidate Ross Perot described it, didn't just go south of the border but west of it, to China if you're talking about Apple products. According to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, most of the 70 million iPhones, 30 million iPads and 59 million other products Apple sold in 2011 were made overseas.

To make matters worse, NAFTA didn't just result in the outsourcing of jobs, it lowered tax revenue as former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich outlined in his book, "Locked in the Cabinet." His administration had to "come up with billions to pay for NAFTA.

That's because lower tariffs on goods coming from Mexico will mean less tariff revenue flowing into the Treasury... It's a well-kept secret: American taxpayers will shell out much more to pay for NAFTA than for getting people into new jobs--including, of course, people who might lose their jobs because of NAFTA. ."

The Driver Of Her Positions? Bad Money coming from Wall Street etc etc

Read more:

What Could A Peoples Budget would do very specifically:

Michael Dennis 2 years, 2 months ago

Primary evidence against Clinton? A quote from Sanders. You just failed Argumentation 101.

I get Bernie. I admire his values. But his plan for enacting change is ridiculous. Republican leaders are going to bow down because a bunch of college kids think they should? How much of a mandate could he get? Neither side will ever win the general election by more than six or seven percentage points. C'mon, man. These are the same people who will stalemate the Supreme Court rather than even accept a centrist.

As to Hillary changing her mind? Good! W never changed his mind.

Richard Heckler 2 years, 2 months ago

Every time a GOP is in office there is a massive financial disaster that kills jobs,retirement plans,people lose their homes,home repo rates increaseand a taxpayer bailout surfaces.

--- The Reagan/Bush Savings and Loan Heist

--- The Bush/Cheney Wall Street Home Loan Heist

--- What happened to the $700 billion of bank bail out money?

AND not one GOP candidate offered to reverse the Bill Clinton decision that killed Glass Steagall!

AND every GOP candidate wants to kill Social Security and Medicare.

AND every GOP candidate wants to rebuild the military AGAIN and expand the war into eternity.

AND every GOP candidate is offering up more tax cuts for the wealthy which includes themselves.

AND every GOP candidate still offered nothing up for new jobs,new industry or a new economy

AND every GOP candidate is going to kill ObamaCare

AND every GOP candidate is still running against Obama who is not running for president

AND every GOP candidate still hates the gay and lesbian community.

This conclusion was completed after watching the debates in which all candidates repeated each other over and over.

Vote Bernie Sanders TO Replace Status Quo Politics and a wrecked economy.

Bob Summers 2 years, 2 months ago

If you could see past your Liberal condition, you'd see that your Obama ideology has increased the debts more than all preceding presidents combined before him.

Now you want Sanders to increase them more?

Where do you think money comes from since only 45% pay federal income tax.....debt

Bob Summers 2 years, 2 months ago

Remember when conservative author Dinesh D’Souza was arrested for violating campaign finance law and liberals gloated about it, saying he got what he deserved?

Yeah, well, apparently they didn’t heed their own advice about obeying the law….

(Thousands of contributions to Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ campaign in January violated federal campaign finance laws, election regulators said on Thursday. The Federal Election Commission sent a letter to the Democratic presidential candidate’s campaign committee on Thursday with a 90-page spreadsheet listing 3,457 “excessive, prohibited, and impermissible contributions.”)

Bob Smith 2 years, 2 months ago

The Cult of Personality around Red Bernie gets thicker every day.

Rick Masters 2 years, 2 months ago

To be fair, let's not forget the Trumpians. Quite a few loose cannons out there.

Rick Masters 2 years, 2 months ago

Or the Parrotheads who follow Jimmy Buffett's every move.

Richard Heckler 2 years, 2 months ago

By the time the second Bush left office, the national debt had grown to $12.1 trillion.

Over half of that amount had been created by Bush’s tax cuts for the very wealthy.

Another 30% of the national debt had been created by the tax cuts for the wealthy under Presidents Reagan and George H.W. Bush.

Fully 81% of the national debt was created by just these three Republican Presidents.

AND every GOP candidate is offering up more tax cuts for the wealthy which includes themselves. These tax cuts never pay back only creates a larger money hole.

Hmmmmmmm there has not been a fiscally responsible republican president in the past 36 years. In fact the last repub president to "balance the budget" was Dwight D Eisenhower.

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