Poll: Dem Challenger Back Ahead In Kansas Gubernatorial Race

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paul Davis answers questions during a debate with incumbent Republican Gov. Sam Brownback at the Kansas State Fair Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Hutchinson, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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Democratic State Rep. Paul Davis has regained his lead over Republican Gov. Sam Brownback in the Kansas gubernatorial race, according to a Monmouth University poll released Monday.

Among likely voters, 50 percent said they would vote for Davis and 45 percent said they supported Brownback.

After Davis had an early lead over Brownback and has the support of many Republican officials in the state, recent polls showed the race narrowing. Two October polls found Brownback with a lead over Davis.

According to TPM’s Polltracker average, Brownback has a 2.1 point lead over Davis.

Monmouth University surveyed 429 likely Kansas voters via phone Oct. 16-19 with a margin of error plus or minus 4.7 percentage points.

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