Last night we noted that Hillary Clinton actually has a shot of winning GOP stronghold South Carolina in November. Today we hear similar news from Kansas, a state that last voted for a Democratic presidential candidate in 1964.
Here is a taste of Bryan Lowry’s piece at The Wichita Eagle:
The Sunflower State hasn’t gone for a Democrat in a presidential election since 1964, but the latest KSN News Poll has Clinton within 5 percentage points of Republican Donald Trump.
Trump leads Clinton 44 percent to 39 percent in the poll of 566 likely voters, which was conducted by SurveyUSA between Aug. 3 and 7. That’s compared to the 11-point lead Trump had over Clinton in KSN’s July poll and Mitt Romney’s 22-point victory in the state in 2012.
Libertarian Gary Johnson attracted support from 8 percent of respondents, and another 9 percent are undecided.
The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.2 percentage points.
The poll also shows that the bulk of Trump’s supporters in Kansas, 60 percent, say their vote is primarily a vote against Clinton, compared to 39 percent who say it is primarily a vote for the real estate mogul.
The overwhelming majority of Clinton’s supporters, 66 percent, say their vote is primarily a vote for the former U.S. secretary of state, compared to 31 percent who say their vote is primarily a vote against Trump.
Read the entire piece here.