The Republican primary race for the open 1st Congressional District seat remains tight, according to results of a poll released today.
In a SurveyUSA poll conducted for KWCH, state Sens. Jim Barnett of Emporia and Tim Huelskamp of Fowler and Salina real estate agent Tracey Mann were tied at 24 percent. The margin of error was a plus or minus 4.4 percent.
About 10 days earlier, Barnett and Mann drew 25 percent with Huelskamp at 22 percent.
Other results from the most recent poll showed Rob Wasinger of Cottonwood Falls and former chief of staff to U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback receiving 12 percent. College teacher Sue Boldra of Hays was at 7 percent and attorney Marck Cobb of Galva at 2 percent. Seven percent were undecided.
The polling was conducted Saturday through Monday, surveying 526 registered voters who would be likely to vote in next Tuesday’s primary.
The GOP winner will face Democrat Alan Jilka, a former mayor of Salina, and Libertarian Jack Warner in November.