Poll: Orman Out To Sizable Lead Over Roberts In Kansas Senate Race

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 file photo, Sen. Pat Roberts, left, R-Dodge City, and Greg Orman, Independent for U.S. Senate, speak at the conclusion of their Senatorial Debate at the Kansas State Fair in Hut... FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 file photo, Sen. Pat Roberts, left, R-Dodge City, and Greg Orman, Independent for U.S. Senate, speak at the conclusion of their Senatorial Debate at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, Kan. On Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, Roberts posted an online ad attacking independent candidate Orman as a liberal pretending to be a Kansas conservative and immediately faced demands from the challenger to remove the spot over "manipulated" audio from a recent debate. (AP Photo/The Hutchinson News, Lindsey Bauman) MORE LESS
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Independent candidate Greg Orman is up five points among likely voters over incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Roberts in the Kansas Senate race, according to a new poll from Suffolk University.

Orman leads Roberts, 46 percent to 41 percent, the poll found. Libertarian candidate Randall Batson gets less than 1 percent of the vote and 11 percent said they were undecided.

The latest rash of polling since Democratic nominee Chad Taylor dropped out of the race last month has tended to show Orman with that size of a lead. Democratic Public Policy Polling gave him a 41 percent to 34 percent advantage on Sept. 14. A Sept. 17 Rasmussen Reports poll put Orman up, 45 percent to 40 percent.

The poll, conducted Sept. 27 to 30, surveyed 500 likely voters. Its margin of error is 4.4 percentage points.

TPM’s PollTracker average gives Orman a 1-point lead, 39 percent to 38 percent.

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