Poll: GOP Kansas Gov. Brownback Trails Democratic Opponent

|
June 27, 2014 10:16 a.m.

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) trails Kansas state House Minority Leader Paul Davis (D), according to a recent SurveyUSA poll.

The poll found Davis beating Brownback (pictured) 47 percent to 41 percent while Libertarian candidate Keen Umbehr got 5. That finding is actually an improvement from October when the poll found Davis leading Brownback 43 percent to 39 percent. Two other Public Policy Polling surveys in between then and the most recent SurveyUSA poll found Davis beating Brownback as well.

One PPP poll, in April, found Davis beating Brownback, 45 percent to 41 percent while a February PPP poll found Davis narrowly edging the governor, 42 percent to 40 percent. But an April Rasmussen Reports poll found Brownback actually leading Davis 47 percent to 40 percent.

Brownback’s troubles seem to be, at least partially, based on education policy. The poll found that 73 percent of supporters for Davis said education was their top issue. Davis has actually made education one of his campaign’s primary policy topics and his campaign has highlighted endorsements from teachers organizations. He’s also repeatedly noted that he is the son of two teachers.

Newsletters
Get TPM in your inbox, twice weekly.
Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

The new SurveyUSA poll was conducted among 2,200 Kansas adults between June 19 and June 23. For the general election question, the margin of error was plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.

Latest Livewire
Comments are now Members-Only

Non-members are still able to read comments, but will no longer be able to participate. To join the conversation, sign up now and get:

30% Off Annual Prime Membership

TPM strives to build as inclusive a community as financially possible. We offer FREE memberships to those experiencing financial hardship and FREE memberships for students.

View all options
Comments
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: