Roberts would beat other GOP conservatives

Though only 42 percent of Kansas Republicans said they would vote to renominate Pat Roberts for the U.S. Senate, and 34 percent said they would prefer someone “more conservative,” Roberts has a big lead in hypothetical primary matchups with other conservative Republicans, according to a Public Policy Polling survey. Roberts leads former Rep. Todd Tiahrt 47 to 26 percent; Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Fowler, 53 to 22 percent; and Secretary of State Kris Kobach 55 to 19 percent.