What’s the Matter With Kansas?


Kansas Populists, circa 1892-93

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.

One thought on “What’s the Matter With Kansas?

  1. With Kris Kobach counting votes? The Democrat was nearly tied with the Republican in polling up to the last Gubernatorial election, and the state refuses to release the data from the voting machines to a statistician with validity questions. So, while I’m not much of a conspiracy theorist, I certainly don’t discount the possibility of corruption when it’s the Occam’s Razor option.


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