Kansans like coaches more than state’s politicians

In addition to asking political questions, a new Public Policy Polling survey asked Kansans about some of their college coaches. University of Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self (in photo) had the highest favorability rating, with 62 percent of those surveyed having a favorable opinion of him. He was closely followed by Kansas State University football coach Bill Snyder (58 percent favorable), then KSU basketball coach Bruce Weber (34 percent) and KU football coach Charlie Weis (28 percent). Former KU basketball coach Roy Williams still had a 48 percent favorability rating. As the survey noted, Williams was more well-liked than the state’s politicians (though not former Sen. Bob Dole, who had a 69 percent favorability rating).