Race for governor remains unchanged in latest KSN News Poll

WICHITA, Kansas — A new KSN News Poll conducted exclusively for KSN-TV by SurveyUSA out Monday shows the race for governor in Kansas remains unchanged.

Two weeks ago, a KSN News Poll showed the Democrat, Paul Davis, leading 48 percent to Republican Governor Sam Brownback’s 40 percent. Six percent of likely voters polled remained undecided. The margin of error is +/- 4.2 percent.

newspoll-140908-thumbIn Monday’s new poll, the data show Gov. Brownback at 40 percent to Davis’ 47 percent. The margin of error is +/- 4.2 percent. Seven percent of voters remain undecided.

SurveyUSA interviewed 825 Kansan adults 09/04/14 through 09/07/14. Of the adults, 723 were registered to vote. Of those registered, 555 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely to vote in the 11/04/14 general election.

Brownback holds 66 percent of the Republican base. Davis holds 88 percent of the Democratic base.

Brownback is down by 7 percent in greater Wichita, down by 11 percent in greater Kansas City, and down by 4 percent in greater Topeka.

Past polls conducted for KSN-TV by Survey USA showed in June that Brownback was down by 6 percent.

Polls conducted in July and August showed Brownback trailing by 8 percent.

In response to the latest KSN News Poll released Monday, KSN News sought comment from both the Republican and Democratic candidates.

Chris Pumpelly, the campaign spokesman for Democrat Paul Davis, responded to KSN’s request with the following email:

“The Brownback experiment is an unmitigated failure. His record? Devastating cuts to schools, a stagnant economy, three credit downgrades and a looming billion-dollar deficit. Now Gov. Brownback and his allies are spending millions to rewrite his record and distort Paul Davis’ record. Kansans clearly know better. They are seriously concerned with the direction Gov. Brownback is leading Kansas.”

“Paul Davis and Jill Docking are focused on the priorities important to most Kansans: stronger schools, proven methods of job creation, commonsense solutions and bipartisan cooperation.”

At last check Monday, KSN News had not yet received a response from Republican Gov. Sam Brownback or his campaign.

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