The 4th Congressional District race is not as close as it may appear from the TV ad war. In the latest SurveyUSA poll, sponsored by KWCH, Channel 12, Republican Mike Pompeo has 53 percent support to Democrat Raj Goyle’s 40 percent, meaning Pompeo’s lead has widened from 7 points in August to 10 points last month to 13 points now. Unless Goyle has an October surprise, it looks like Pompeo will succeed Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Goddard.
UPDATE: Kiel Brunner, Goyle’s campaign manager, responded with this statement: “The same poll that had us losing the primary should not be the basis for judging this electorate. We have been open with our polling, and we have not seen anything from the Pompeo camp. Raj continues to enjoy the support of moderate voters who will decide this election.”