KSN News poll continues to show strong support for Trump in Kansas

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton campaigning. (AP photos)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton campaigning. (AP photos)

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – A KSN News poll conducted exclusively for KSN by SurveyUSA shows that Donald Trump still leads Hillary Clinton by 11 percent in Kansas. Five weeks ago, Trump led Clinton by 12 percent in Kansas.

Trump is at 47 percent, Clinton is at 36 percent, Libertarian Gary Johnson is at 7 percent, and Green Party candidate Jill Stein is at 2 percent. The margin of error in the poll is +/- 4.1 percent.

The latest poll in Kansas shows that Trump’s comments about women, and Clinton’s email problems haven’t changed voter’s minds.

“Been a lot of high-profile topics and yet Kansans appear to have locked in on who they are voting for,” said Jeff Jarman, KSN political analyst.

In the last poll five weeks ago, 57 percent of Trump voters said they were voting for Trump, compared to 38 percent who said they were voting against Clinton. Today, 51 percent are voting for Trump, a decline of 6 percent. Forty seven percent said they are voting against Clinton, an increase of 9 percent.

View the latest poll results
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The opposite is true of Clinton. Five weeks ago, 55 percent of Clinton supporters said they were voting for Clinton, compared to 43 percent who were voting against Trump. Today, 64 percent of Clinton backers are voting for Clinton, an increase of 9 percent. Thirty four percent are voting against Trump, a decrease of 8 percent.

“We can see movement in why they are voting for the candidate either for one or against, so their motivations appear to be changing, but at this point the decision of who they are going to vote for appears locked in,” added Jarman. “For Hillary Clinton supporters, their vote is increasingly a vote for her, and no longer just a vote against Trump. By contrast, over the last month we’ve seen Trump voters reduce their support for him but remain steady or grow in their opposition to Clinton.”

Kansas voters said the economy is the most important issue in 2016. Of voters focused on the economy, Trump leads Clinton by 15 percent.

Among voters who said terrorism is the most important issue, Trump leads Clinton by 25 percent. Among voters who said immigration is the most important issue, Trump leads Clinton by 67 percent.

US Senate Race in Kansas

In the contest for United States Senator from Kansas, incumbent Republican Jerry Moran is well positioned at this hour for a second term, 25 percent ahead of Democratic challenger Patrick Wiesner. Five weeks ago, Moran led Wiesner 50 percent to 34 percent.

In rural Kansas, Moran leads by 43 percent. Among seniors, Moran leads by 44 percent. Among evangelical voters, Moran leads by 59 percent.