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If today were Election Day, who would be your choice for Kansas governor, U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kansas) or state Sen. Tom Holland (D-Baldwin City)?

Response Percent Votes
Holland
 
56% 1094
Brownback
 
37% 730
Not sure
 
5% 112
Total 1936

Comments

Bladerunner 5 years, 5 months ago

Unless you personally know the guy...How can you make an educated decision?

jayhawklawrence 5 years, 5 months ago

I have met both. Both are good and decent men.

Both represent the best of what it means to be a Kansan.

jayhawklawrence 5 years, 5 months ago

What will decide my vote is whether they can separate themselves from Washington politics and Washington money. I am looking for a Kansan to step up and stand for the people of Kansas. I think both are capable.

Bob_Keeshan 5 years, 5 months ago

I'm pretty certain Sam Brownback is going to have to pick a residence to list on the ballot.

As such, your poll question is flawed. Is Tom Holland not from Kansas as well?

It should probably read R-Topeka.

gccs14r 5 years, 5 months ago

I think I'd rather see Marion Lynn than Sam Brownback as Governor. I'd have to draw the line at Fred Phelps, though. Sam's a loon, but not as out there as Fred is.

beatrice 5 years, 5 months ago

I just voted for Holland. It was a vote against Brownback, more than anything else. However, I don't live in Kansas. Did I just break an internet voting law?

bisky1 5 years, 5 months ago

yeah, like brownback is going to do well in a poll in lawrence, ks. america

wastewatcher 5 years, 5 months ago

We should review Holland's voting record and then try to match it with his statements. I believe you find Mr. Holland to be a tax and spend Obama LIBERAL.

simpleton 5 years, 5 months ago

I know Tom. I voted once and killed two birds with one stone -- a vote FOR Tom, and a vote AGAINST Sam. I'm tired of the same arrogant bastards telling us how things are, rather than consulting with the folks back home. You hear me Lynn Jenkins? Pat Roberts?

notajayhawk 5 years, 5 months ago

bisky1 (anonymous) says...

"yeah, like brownback is going to do well in a poll in lawrence, ks. america"

As of when I'm posting this, Holland has 204 votes.

Hey, statewide, that might even double by election day!

notajayhawk 5 years, 5 months ago

simpleton (anonymous) says...

"I'm tired of the same arrogant bastards telling us how things are, rather than consulting with the folks back home. You hear me Lynn Jenkins? Pat Roberts?"

Luckily, Rep. Jenkins and Sen. Roberts have been listening to the majority of Kansans - the ones who sent them to Washington - not the fine folks of Larryville.

grammaddy 5 years, 5 months ago

I'd have to check their voting records. I'm trying to be a grown-up and start voting on candidates based on what THEY stand for and not just party line. Although I would Probably vote against Brownback in any case.

KSManimal 5 years, 5 months ago

Of course, this survey isn't accurate......

A good proportion of Brownback supporters aren't literate....computer or otherwise....and thus don't have a chance to respond....

blackfox 5 years, 5 months ago

I think alot of people are picking Holland because he is a democrat. They think that since Obama is, heck why not run Kansas the same why Obama is FAILING in D.C!

Mel Briscoe 5 years, 5 months ago

i don't even know the democrat... but i do know brownback and i don't want him as governor.

ozzynbn 5 years, 5 months ago

Nice try Babboy but you'll not easily get Brownback out of the state of Kansas. He will be the next Governor. Central and Western voters will see to that. And Brownback knows he has no chance of winning the Presidency. Maybe a couple of terms as Gov will set the stage for a future run for POTUS.

Ralph Reed 5 years, 5 months ago

I've said it before. Brownback's campaign for governor is simply in order to get his leadership tab so he'll have a better chance at the POTUS. I've never voted for him, and I never will.

BorderRuffian 5 years, 5 months ago

I'm propose we begin a write-in campaign for RoeDapple. He seems to tell it like it ought to be.

puddleglum 5 years, 5 months ago

hey, I thought I already said my campaign slogan: VOTE puddleglum, can't be worse than brownback!

where are all my supporters? I thought gnome was already signed up to be lt. gov

somedude20 5 years, 5 months ago

If Cali gets the Schwarzenegger and Minnesota gets Jesse Ventura then should not Kansas have its own celebrity governor. Now this being Kansas we would not get an "a-lister" or even a "b,c-lister" I have a feeling that we could get Bob Denver, Jerry Springer, MC Hammer, maybe even Sarah Palin

grasslighter 5 years, 5 months ago

Indeed, Lawrence is a few square miles of real estate mostly inhabited by non resident progressive demagogues and their mentors in a state populated by hardworking farmers, ranchers, and business people who have been content to tend to their own businesses without a high amount of concern or participation in politics. As we have seen in elections in other states already this year, the apathy of conservatism in America has been replaced by activism, thanks in large part to the historic election of a neo-Marxist President, and the loosing of the Progressive agenda in Washington. Sam's timing couldn't be more perfect. There is no chance that Kansas will send a democrat to the US Senate this year, and aside from Mr. Obama (an historic figure indeed), who was the last US Senator to be elected POTUS? Thanks to Tom Kansas will get two for the price of one. Thanks Tom!

mr_right_wing 5 years, 5 months ago

Douglas county always goes the opposite way of the rest of our red state. So if Tom wins this poll, Sam takes the state. You've seen it happen again and again and again... When you get outside our town ("The San Francisco of the mid-west") folks tend to be pretty conservative..level-headed, practical. (But someone has to live here in liberal la-la land and keep a handle on 'yall!)

gccs14r 5 years, 5 months ago

Level headed and practical? How about xenophobic, ignorant hicks afraid of their own shadow?

grasslighter 5 years, 5 months ago

@gccs14r : As I said in my post above...thanks for punctuating my comment.

gccs14r 5 years, 5 months ago

You're the one who called Obama a neo-Marxist, not me.

grasslighter 5 years, 5 months ago

@gccs14r: Stating fact is not xenophobic. Mr. Obama exhibits philosophical parallels to Karl through his policies of redistribution of wealth, i.e. "Obamacare" and 'cap and trade'. (Recall "from each according to his ability to each according to his need".) Nationalizing industries is not exactly a capitalistic method either. He has surrounded himself with those who believe and practice Marx. He wrote of his mentors and philosophies which are Marxist. (Just thought I'd point that out) My original point was, just as you exhibited, that anyone who opposes the view of Mr. Obama, yourself, and the other 20% nationwide who hold Progressive (Marxist) ideals must be vulgar imbeciles. Or were you insinuating (by xenophobic) that Obama is a foreigner? Your terminology, not mine...

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