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Can Barack Obama win the state of Kansas in the November general election?

Response Percent Votes
No.
 
53% 359
Yes.
 
42% 282
I don’t know.
 
3% 26
Total 667

Comments

thomgreen 6 years, 11 months ago

I didn't know the state of Kansas was one of the prizes being offered in the November election.

Tbird1 6 years, 11 months ago

All of you Libs that are out there are only kidding yourself if you think a Dem will ever take Kansas. I am a true Kansan and the fact that Kansas represents middle america is just a fact of life. To all you Libs, go to the bridge and jump in the river.

FloydianTrip 6 years, 11 months ago

Flip flop? Or just deft political-speak? Either way, I come away from this not knowing where Obama really stands on the issue of Iran. I'm not sure he knows, either.--------------------------------------------------------------------------Maybe it's because we haven't opened formal communication with Tehran and he doesn't know exactly what a threat Iran is to the rest of the world. Imagine if we had a President who leveled with the people and actualy gasp told the truth? I'd certainly take that over someone who jokes about bomb bomb bombing Iran. Completely irresponsible. If Clinton or Obama had the same interventionist record that McCain has and said the same as him it would have spelled the end of their candidacy.

ClaroAtaxia 6 years, 11 months ago

Tbird1,Did you not read my post above?!? Do you think telling an ill-defined portion of your fellow townsmen to commit suicide merely over a matter of personal preference will accomplish anything at all? Wouldn't it be better to embrace the ability we all have to think for ourselves and respect and learn the ideas of others in an effort to help us all better our communities?"Liberty is the only thing you cannot have unless you are willing to give it to others." - William Allen WhiteWhat Would Jesus Do? Now do you have anything non-threatening and useful to say? Probably not...

oldvet 6 years, 11 months ago

In Kansas, Obama is an atheist... because he doesn't have a prayer.

acg 6 years, 11 months ago

Yeah, he could win. Right after we do a major state wide sweep of the bigots, rednecks, bible worshipers and close minded old people who remember what life was like back in 1932 when they hardly got meat and were damned glad to have it. Then you gotta get rid of all the idiots who'd vote the party line even if the party told them something really crazy like "jump off this cliff" or "Iraq has weapons of mass destruction and we must kill them all, you know, for the sake of democracy". Once we've gotten rid of those vote wasters, the 437 people left would surely vote for Obama. I'd be one of them. Go Barrack. Hey, wait a minute, isn't he a muslim that refuses to pledge allegiance to the flag and is setting himself up for power so he can rule with country with a black, militant fist? LOL. I can't wait to see what the lemmings have to say over the next few months. This should be almost as much fun as watching Katie do the weather, right?

Godot 6 years, 11 months ago

Which version of Obama's position on Iran are we to believe? The one he adopted after being beat up by McCain on the issue of "talks without pre-conditions," or the one that the untested Obama made in October 2008?http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/02/us/politics/02obama.html

unclebiff 6 years, 11 months ago

Kansas: a nice stateLawrence Liberals: as biggoted as the state.

EXks 6 years, 11 months ago

Ok Marion, apologies if I stole your line! Actually I heard my dad say the same thing as a kid....and yes, he'd vote for Satan...LOL.thanks

acg 6 years, 11 months ago

Aww, onlytheone, can't stand someone who thinks for themselves, can you? Can't handle it when someone has a differing opinion than yours? I love people like you, people who spout that those of us that have dissenting opinions from the norm should just go somewhere else. Hmmm, I wonder where America would be had the founding fathers felt that way. Prob drinking tea and eating crumpets, old chap.

Take_a_letter_Maria 6 years, 11 months ago

Heard (is it Rove) I think?? has some damning evidence or something about Obama:..is this true or just another dumb rumor? Anyone know if it's a hoax-If it is it's likely to be the first (?) in a long, long, loooong line of hoaxes, hence, no shred of a record to run on.-----------------------------------------------------Actually Rove predicted Obama could win the White House

BigPrune 6 years, 11 months ago

Dennis Moore endorses Obama just like.....Louis "Hitler was a very great man" Farrakan endorses ObamaHanoi Jane Fonda endorses Obama.Michael "If I could vote" Moore endorses ObamaPresident of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad endorses ObamaGeorge "I'm the reason why gasoline is so expensive!" Soros endorses Obama

hwarangdo 6 years, 11 months ago

So why vote at all? Let's just all have one big party (maybe the commies or nazis or something really cool) and then we'll all be happy because we won't care about anything except the armbands we'll be wearing.If you want the same old crap, just remember not to flinch when it hits the fan.Oh, and by the way, there's no way Jesus could run for office because everyone would be hounding him about who is daddy is.

oldvet 6 years, 11 months ago

Welcome to Lawrence... where intolerance is a daily virtue!

beatrice 6 years, 11 months ago

"All of you Libs that are out there are only kidding yourself if you think a Dem will ever take Kansas." Just ask the popular Governor.

Gareth Skarka 6 years, 11 months ago

If he picks Sebelius as VP, he might just win Kansas.

ClaroAtaxia 6 years, 11 months ago

OnlyTheOne, it appears you have a very low opinion of Kansans and I'm NOT wondering why you are here. I'd be willing to bet that ACG is about as much a Kansan as you and myself.I'm sure you'd be much better off somewhere else where you don't have to get along with others, who are different than you anyways. ;)Live and let live my friend! "Liberty is the only thing you cannot have unless you are willing to give it to others." - William Allen White, you know, that 'crazy' from Emporia ;)

MyName 6 years, 11 months ago

Okay, neither candidate really cares much about Kansas, but Obama has a better chance than any Democrat in memory, partly because the Republicans are so unpopular, and partly because he actually has a few ties to the midwest and even to our state. He'll also have alot of support from our Governor and other high profile Democrats in Kansas.The difference between Obama and Gov. Sebelius is that the people of Kansas have shown they're willing to elect a moderate when the conservative leadership drops the ball (like our State legislature has done for several years), but they aren't likely to elect anyone to the left of center, which Obama is to many Americans in this part of the country.

ChrisNyberg 6 years, 11 months ago

We the people voted a Democrat Governor, so yes.

beatrice 6 years, 11 months ago

George W. Bush endorses McCain.Obama wins.

Bossa_Nova 6 years, 11 months ago

i wouldnt be surprised if obama on the ticket is exactly what the repubes wanted all along. keep in mind, there's still enough bigots and redneckedness in america to put mclame over the top.

TopJayhawk 6 years, 11 months ago

Dear "finding your butt." I don't think Rove or anyone else needs to dig up dirty surprrizes on Obama. It seems he and his friends are their own worst enemies.

Take_a_letter_Maria 6 years, 11 months ago

My bad windlass, Rove predicted Obama to defeat Clinton. Even offered unsolicited advice to Obama.Maybe he was thinking Barry would be the easier target in November.

Boston_Corbett 6 years, 11 months ago

May break 40%, but we aren't playing hand grenades.

Godot 6 years, 11 months ago

"Obama: Iran threatens all of us Won't rule out force in speech in Chicago to pro-Israel group March 3, 2007BY DAVE NEWBART Staff Reporter Sen. Barack Obama said Friday the use of military force should not be taken off the table when dealing with Iran, which he called "a threat to all of us." Speaking before a pro-Israel crowd at a downtown hotel, Obama also repeated his call for a phased pullout of U.S. troops from Iraq and strongly backed a strong U.S. relationship with Israel. "On May 19, 2008, he said this: "Sen. Barack Obama (WND photo) Leading Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama pooh-poohed the idea that Iran or any of a few other "tiny" nations around the world offer a serious potential threat to the United States or the free world."Iran, Cuba, Venezuela? These countries are tiny compared to the Soviet Union. They don't pose any serious threat to us," he told a crowd at a campaign stop over the weekend."And today, before AIPAC, he said this: "Calling the threat posed by Iran "grave," Obama said that "as president I will never compromise when it comes to Israel's security." He pledged $30 billion in assistance to Israel over the next decade to "ensure that Israel can defend itself from any threat -- from Gaza to Tehran." To a standing ovation, he said, "I will do everything in my power to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon -- everything."Flip flop? Or just deft political-speak? Either way, I come away from this not knowing where Obama really stands on the issue of Iran. I'm not sure he knows, either.

fan4kufootball 6 years, 11 months ago

I am a registred republican but I do not necessarly vote party lines. I vote for the person who best represents my beliefs and where I think this country should be headed. The thing I really don't care for about Obama or Hillary is their socialist views. I am not all about big government and them taking more and more of our hard earned monies and dropping it into social programs that are administrated by the government. I believe that social programs should be administrated on the local community level where more of the money gets to the people who need it. If the gov administers the monies then most goes to the administration and not the people who need it. This country is based on capitalism not socialism - people who work hard earn more - but those people also have the responsibilty to give to those in need - on the local level.

davidnta 6 years, 11 months ago

unclebiff: why are you hateful towards the people of Lawrence?

EXks 6 years, 11 months ago

If Jesus were a Democrat and Satan were a Republican, good ole KansASS would vote for Satan!

Godot 6 years, 11 months ago

Is this what Obama means by "change?"

looza 6 years, 11 months ago

Barack has got no shot not only in Kansas, but overall. This country can only be fixed by one person and that's why I am voting for FLAVA FLAV.........What up booooooyyyyyyyyyyy!

fan4kufootball 6 years, 11 months ago

DaReeKKU - Yes - I agree to that to some extent. There just has to be a better way than the federal government squandering away our hard earned tax dollars. We all know that the federal government agencies are not good money managers.

hwarangdo 6 years, 11 months ago

Since I'm one of those almost old people (58), a woman, a lifelong Kansas, brought up in a republican/military serving family, have basic moral and religious values, believe in democracy, the Bill of Rights, the Constitution, and like apple pie too ... I would hope that at least some intelligent, open-minded people in this state would support Obama.That is speaking of those of us who truly want change - and by that I mean change from the strangling grip that Washington politicians and their lobbyists have on ALL the people in this country - change for ordinary citizens to decide the country's fate and direct our lives in a positive and good way. That is speaking of those of us who still have hope in such things; those of us who are sick of the business as usual in the political arena. That is speaking of those who are willing to work for change, for hope in a better country for all, for our children, and grandchildren.Will Obama be able to win in this state? Perhaps. After all, we did elect a democratic govenor. Only time will tell.Will we hear the same old Washington two-step rhetoric from the old republican right-wingers? The mud is already being sling-shot ... only time will tell.Oh, by the way, I forgot to mention I am also an American-born Muslim. (free people and free people and free people ... oh my ... sung to the tune of lions and tigers and bears oh my ... Wizard of Oz ... you know? Right here in river city ... KANSAS!Peace!

beatrice 6 years, 11 months ago

Okay, so the answer should be -- does it matter, since Obama will be elected with or without Kansas. At least he doesn't feel about Kansas the way Dick Cheney does about "inbred" West Virginia (the VP's word, not mine).

Godot 6 years, 11 months ago

Windlass, all I posted was an in-depth interview of Obama. If that is backward, so be it.

Bossa_Nova 6 years, 11 months ago

who cares if obama gets it or not. he's not big enough to change anything. he'll get in there with his heart and soul determined to change things and the machine will ultimately change him. it happens to all good sincere politicians. go watch La Ley de Herodes or Herod's Law.

OnlyTheOne 6 years, 11 months ago

ACG it appears you have a very low opinion of Kansans and I'm really wondering why are you here?I'm sure you'd be much better off somewhere else. I know Kansas would.

notajayhawk 6 years, 11 months ago

Okay, I'll give it a shot here:The answer isn't no.It's H___ no!!!

DaREEKKU 6 years, 11 months ago

fan4kufootball- I definitely support the view of local involvement, because ultimately that is the key to better social programs. That being said, shouldn't there be some federal level requirement for programs? Why should children in an after school program in Johnson County receive more resources, attention and a better education than those in Wyandotte County simply because their parents can give more money...for example. I think a good mixture of socialist views coupled with common sense and a lot less capitalism can work in everybody's best interest. Good point though.

hawkshock 6 years, 11 months ago

Hitler would win Kansas if he were the republican candidate. That's all the majority here looks for.

Gareth Skarka 6 years, 11 months ago

I still don't understand why conservatives still criticize liberals based on "big government", when the government (both in size, reach and grasp) has never been bigger than under George W. Bush.It makes about as much sense to me as working-class social conservatives voting for a party run by the Corporations and Wall Street Interests that are screwing them, economically.I truly, truly don't understand how people can be so blind.

jayhawker85 6 years, 11 months ago

Gareth apparently didn't get it, nor did you read the rest of what was said or address it.Liberals get this idea that they try to bring everyone together by trying to get everyone to agree with their ideals. There has to be some give and take. A truly moderate candidate would understand this. Judging by how Obama is the most liberal person in the Senate (voting record tells all), he will not be able to win a general election, or Kansas for that matter...My "book-larnin" may come into question for your altered sense of reality, but just know this when you go to sleep tonight: My vote for John McCain cancels your non-researched feel good vote for Obama. See you in November.And to add to my vote, will come the votes of all the redneck, bigot, buddies from your high school who made your life suck. Oh no! Hahah, sleep well. While you're at it, look up what your Democrat Senate is doing with the whole cap and trade ordeal and tell me that will fix our environment and carbon emissions.

Trekkie 6 years, 11 months ago

Contrary to my experience of living in Wichita for a while after growing up in Lawrence I really think there are decent people out there that never voted that are going to show up this time.While there may be a really vocal minority of religious wingnuts just like there is a really vocal minority of looney left who think communism really wasn't all that bad.What is different here that leaves me to believe that we might see something unique happen is Obama's entire message he is preaching - almost literally - is that we need to work together and solve a common problem. This past 16 to 20 years of divide and conquer have almost destroyed a lot of day to day things as a nation.Our highways are deteriorating, our education systems have been stomped all over for religious reasons - not valid reasons - to pander to a voting bloc that can put on some horrendously awful blinders on in order to move their 'agenda' forward.I think there will be a lot of first time voters this time around. I think people are tired of this crap, and just want our government to make sure a few basic things are done and just leave the rest of us alone.

unclebiff 6 years, 11 months ago

obama is a horrible canidate, so don't be pissed when he loses.

JohnBrown 6 years, 11 months ago

Isn't Gov. Sebelius a Democrat? If she can win the state, why can't O'Bama?

Tbird1 6 years, 11 months ago

I am just pointing out a fact. Liberals just argue for the sake of arguing.

63BC 6 years, 11 months ago

No Democrat has ever received more than about 491,000 votes in Kansas---Sebelius '06. Impressive, when you consider she did it in a non-Presidential year.But in 2004, the last Presidential year, Bush got over 736,000---right about 50% more in absolute terms than any Democrat has ever gotten in Kansas.Registation is up across the board so probably records will get set all around in this Presidential year but it's an awful lot to overcome.Mathematically possible. Statistically and historically very unlikely.Although in fairness to the critics above, Kansas has a strong Republican heritage because Republicans are the party of Lincoln and free soil. Missouri historically Democratic for the same reason.

jayhawker85 6 years, 11 months ago

No. He wont. He is the most liberal Democrat in the Senate. With that being said, his idea of trying to bring unification between red states and blue states is comparable to what Hitler did in Germany long ago.On top of this he is not experienced. Up until the 2004 Keynote Address at the DNC, he was nothing. He did get one thing right though (in his address), he is a skinny guy with a goofy name with hopes and dreams, nothing more. Not that the name has anything to do with it, but he is just a suit who will let anyone push him around. Main stream media really screwed up by treating him like a rock star and throwing their underwear at him during his campaign.America will wake up to this reality and McCain will win easily. On top of that, Obama has no sense of humor and wont be able to handle an old guy that is funnier than Mr. Hopes and Dreams (how cliche?!) himself.Just a little idea what we are dealing with about our hopes and dreams, here is a quote from the genius himself, Barack Obama.Last May, he claimed that tornadoes in Kansas killed a whopping 10,000 people: "In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died, an entire town destroyed." The actual death toll: 12. Earlier this month in Cape Girardeau, Mo., Obama showed off his knowledge of the war in Afghanistan by homing in on a lack of translators: "We only have a certain number of them, and if they are all in Iraq, then it's harder for us to use them in Afghanistan." The real reason it's "harder for us to use them" in Afghanistan: Iraqis speak Arabic or Kurdish. The Afghanis speak Pashto, Farsi or other non-Arabic languages. What an idiot.

Gareth Skarka 6 years, 11 months ago

".....his idea of trying to bring unification between red states and blue states is comparable to what Hitler did in Germany long ago."Wow. You officially win the "most jackass conservative nutjob" award, AND a Godwin award as well!The level of book-larnin' on display here is truly staggering.

Eileen Jones 6 years, 11 months ago

Judging from the turnout at the caucuses and his 74% over Hillary I would say YES8 years of Bush has been hard on people and even Republicans want a change.

Gareth Skarka 6 years, 11 months ago

Here's a clue, scrapgirl -- you say that we should also be blaming "oil tycoons" ---- Bush and Cheney ARE OIL TYCOONS.Try reading something other than Right-Wing Fringe almost-Phelps sites like "freedomsenemies.com", and you might actually develop critical thinking.

fu7il3 6 years, 11 months ago

There's no way he'll win Kansas. I doubt they'll even pay much attention to the state. There aren't enough electoral votes to be worth it.

Ymra1 6 years, 11 months ago

acq-You paint with a pretty broad brush don't you? So what you're saying is that anyone that doesn't think like you and vote for Obama are " bigots, rednecks, bible worshipers and close minded old people"? Hmm, seems to me you need to delve into the "B" section of the dictionary yourself.

scrapgirl8125 6 years, 11 months ago

"JohnBrown (Anonymous) says: Actually, the country is already being screwed by George W.: national debt increased by 5 trillion, bigger government now than when he took office, military run into the ground, borders and ports still not secured, Katrina victims still victims, oil at $130/barrel, more Americans killed by his war policy than by 9/11, gas at $4.00 a gallon, and one other thing: George W has proven is that anybody can be commander in chief.oh:and 9/11 happened on his watch."Yep, PRESIDENT Bush is to blame for all the world's troubles......he ALONE is responsible. It has NOTHING to do with the Democrats, oil tycoons, radical Islamics, and Bill Clinton had absolutely nothing to do with 9/11 even though PRESIDENT Bush hadn't been in office that long....yeah, lets blame the President. I mean, come on.....He's an easy target...right! (I'm being sarcastic, by the way, if you couldn't tell.)What an idiotic comment!!!!!!!!!! And by the way, show some respect....it's PRESIDENT BUSH...not George W. Even if you don't respect the man........at least respect the office!

arizonajh 6 years, 11 months ago

jayhawker85I think you'll find that Arabic and Farsi are spoken by popluations in both countries. There are 32 languages listed as being spoken in Afganistan and 22 in Iraq. Though Farsi and Pashto are the official languages (the ones used by the govenment) many of the villages where the problems originate speak different languages in Afganistan. Along the same line, I have a co worker who is from Iraq and he says growing up he had to learn five different languages to communicate with the people in his area including Farsi. Think how many people here (in the US) speak English and Spanish or French and English because we border countries or communities that predominately speak that language. So If you live in Iraq are a Sunni and speak Arabic and your next nearest town is Persian Shia dominated and speak Farsi then it would probably be good idea to learn some yourself. Like my friend from work many of the translators speak several different languages and could be used in either country. As far as the "10,000" quote Obama has said he misspoke and meant to say at least ten dead and thousands homeless, an entire town destroyed. Do you really think he tought ten thousand died? That would make it a bigger tragedy the 9/11, Katrina etc. McCain has mis-spoke too, the whole twice mixing up the Sunni and Shia in Iraq. But I know McCain knows who is who and he just misspoke anyone can when they are being recorded all day every day.

JohnBrown 6 years, 11 months ago

Actually, the country is already being screwed by George W.: national debt increased by 5 trillion, bigger government now than when he took office, military run into the ground, borders and ports still not secured, Katrina victims still victims, oil at $130/barrel, more Americans killed by his war policy than by 9/11, gas at $4.00 a gallon, and one other thing: George W has proven is that ANYBODY can be commander in chief.oh...and 9/11 happened on his watch.

KsTwister 6 years, 11 months ago

Doesn't matter what Kansas does,thinks or votes. They have been proven wrong up to this point before. I think there may be a surprise or two left to end result. Amusing

shlomoek 6 years, 11 months ago

I think republicans should vote for Obama. He is just a better choice.

igby 6 years, 11 months ago

Most Black leaders have been busted for drugs or their lame like Jackson and Sharpton. Obama comes across as so unbelievable and phony. Just can't bring myself to vote for him. We will have to settle for McCain, even though the republicans could do better, however, since the Dems are running Obama and Hilary; McCain is a good choice for such a circus.

Tbird1 6 years, 11 months ago

and the forecast says..................McCain in a landslide!!!!!!!!!

jmarshall13 6 years, 11 months ago

A few years ago, the democrats said they would take care of the oil prices if we would vote them into office. So we did, but what happened?

staff04 6 years, 11 months ago

To answer the question, NO.Unless, of course, the party of family values decides that they aren't going to betray their words again and actually return to "values." For the values voters, McCain has some 'splaining to do:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1024927/The-wife-John-McCain-callously-left-behind.htmlOf course, I don't really expect them to actually vote values. They'll vote rhetoric and party line...much like they have for the past 10 years or so...

shlomoek 6 years, 10 months ago

Wow. after reading some your comments, you would think we are on the verge of a civil war. but lets all cool down and just admit obama is stronger. some people just don't want to see america progress in the world. i do and i think most kansans do too, and i hope over 700,000 kansan vote obama just like i will. will it happen, not sure and it could be impossible. my one hope is that repubs wake-up to their obama swift-boating tatics and realize if they vote obama and domoralize their party only then can they really start over as the conservative view holders they are. bush and mccain have highjacked your party, sorry to tell you, and they are big-government a-holes as we have all seen. lets see they don't care about $4 a gallon gas, they don't care about wasting billions on a needless war, and they are willing to white-out the consititution when need to grab even more power for their rich friends. seriously, haven't you seen enough. and don't tell me democrats are bigots or link obama to ferican these lies are pure fiction.

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