Daily Archives: April 21, 2009

Brownback cruising, Moran-Tiahrt in a knot, poll says

The latest Survey USA polls in Kansas show this:

  • Sen. Sam Brownback appears to be in a glide path toward the GOP nomination for governor. He’s up 64-17 percent over Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh.
  • In the open-seat race for the U.S. Senate (the seat Brownback is vacating), it’s even-steven between Congressmen Todd Tiahrt and Jerry Moran. It’s 39-35 percent for Moran, a split that’s within the poll’s margin of error.

Survey USA calls Brownback the “odds-on favorite” in the race for governor. Of the Senate race, the polling company concluded, “The race is essentially tied, and should be reported as such.”

—Steve Kraske