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What's the Matter With Kansas Update — Republican Roberts Down by 5 to "Independent"
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October 02, 2014, 07:57 AM
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The Republican collapse in Kansas continues.
Independent businessman and political enigma Greg Orman (46 percent) is leading three-term Republican incumbent Pat Roberts (41 percent) in the race for U.S. Senate in Kansas, with 11 percent undecided, according to the latest Suffolk University/USA TODAY poll of likely voters in the general election.

In the race for governor, Democratic state Rep. Paul Davis (46 percent) is leading incumbent Sam Brownback (42 percent), a Republican, with 6 percent undecided in the survey conducted by the Suffolk University Political Research Center in Boston.

Republican voters in Kansas have not yet honed in on a candidate for president in 2016. While 15 percent would choose former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and 14 percent favored former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, “undecided” led them both with 17 percent. Eleven other candidates in the survey were in the single digits. However, adding Mitt Romney to the mix changed the scenario, with the 2012 Republican nominee the choice of 33 percent of voters, Bush and Huckabee tied at 11 percent, and the undecided share reduced to 9 percent.

[Kansas Poll Shows Independent Greg Orman Leading Incumbent Pat Roberts in U.S. Senate race, Suffolk University, October 1, 2014]

However, the poll does contain some good news for immigration patriots.
In a close race for secretary of state, Republican Kris Kobach (45 percent), the incumbent, was ahead of Democrat and former state Sen. Jean Kurtis Schodorf (40 percent), with 14 percent undecided.
As usual in these kinds of things, the most "controversial" candidate in the eyes of the media also seems to be the one who is doing the best.