Moran leads Tiahrt in SurveyUSA poll



A poll conducted for KWCH shows Jerry Moran holds a 20-point lead over Todd Tiahrt in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate in Kansas, according to results released today.

With a little more than five weeks before the Aug. 3 primary, 53 percent of those polled said they would vote for Moran. Tiahrt drew 33 percent.

In the Republican primary race for governor, Sen. Sam Brownback leads Joan Heffington 76 percent to 17 percent. Seven percent were undecided. There isn’t a Democratic primary for governor.

SurveyUSA conducted the poll Thursday through Sunday for the television station. Of the 2,500 Kansas adults interviewed, 2,182 were registered voters.

Of the registered voters, 721 were likely to vote in Republican primary and 364 said they would like vote in the Democratic primary.

Other Republican candidates for the senate seat drew minimal support with Tom Little getting 3 percent and Robert Londerholm 2 percent. Nine percent were undecided.

In the poll for Democratic candidates, 35 percent were undecided. The leader in the poll was Lisa Johnston with 24 percent, followed by Charles Schollenberger (16 percent), Robert Conroy and David Haley (11 percent each) and Patrick Wiesner (4 percent).

There was a margin of error: plus or minus of 3.7 percent in the Republican poll and 5.2 percent in the Democratic poll.