A Public Policy Polling survey for the Kansas Education Association (8/24-26; 877 KS likely voters) finds Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach leading state Sen. Laura Kelly (D-Topeka) by a slight 39-38% margin with Independent Greg Orman pulling 9 percent.
This data may or may not be indicative of how the race is unfolding. There tends to be a liberal skew in PPP polling when surveying for interest groups. Therefore, the fact that Kobach is leading at all could be good news for the Republicans. On the other hand, the controversial primary that saw Kobach denying Gov. Jeff Colyer the GOP nomination by just 361 votes statewide could certainly be diminishing the new nominee’s support among GOP voters, particularly when understanding the deep split that exists between Kansas Republican conservatives and moderates. More data is necessary to ascertain a better picture of this race.
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