The latest SurveyUSA poll, sponsored by KWCH, Channel 12, showed the numbers of Kansans who view President Obama more favorably than Gov. Sam Brownback to be growing: 42 percent of those surveyed last week said they approved of the president’s job performance, compared with 34 percent approval for the governor. A month ago, Obama was at 38 percent and Brownback at 36 percent. The Republican governor fared better than the Democratic president in disapproval ratings, which were 50 and 53 percent, respectively. The other approval numbers in the poll: 34 percent for Secretary of State Kris Kobach, 46 percent for Sen. Pat Roberts and 44 percent for Sen. Jerry Moran. The party affiliation of the sample of 501 registered Kansas voters was 43 percent GOP, 29 percent Democratic and 28 percent independent.
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