Kansas Offering Rare Good News for Democrats

Survey USA is out with a new poll in Kansas that finds challenger Greg Orman (I) leading Senator Pat Roberts (R) in the U.S. Senate race by two points, 44% to 42%.

In the race for governor, challenger Paul Davis (D) leads Governor Sam Brownback (R) by three points, 46% to 43%.

“Roberts holds 67 percent of the Republican base. However, 23 percent of Republicans break ranks and vote for the Independent Greg Orman. Orman gets 74 percent of the Democratic vote and 48 percent of the Independent vote. Orman is backed by 60 percent of moderates and 84 percent of Kansas’ few liberals. Roberts holds 79 percent of the conservative base.

Of the 623 likely and actual voters in Kansas polled by SurveyUSA from 10/22/14 through 10/26/14, voters say that jobs are the most important issue in the U.S. Senate contest. When it comes to jobs, Orman leads Roberts by 25 percent. Among voters who are focused on health care, Roberts leads Orman 60 percent to 29 percent. Finally, among voters who are focused on immigration, Roberts leads Orman by 69 percent to Ormans’ 26 percent.

In greater Wichita, Roberts leads by 4 percent. In greater Topeka, Roberts leads by 6 points. In greater Kansas City, however, Orman leads by 14 percent.”