The campaign of Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Goddard, tried to dismiss as illegitimate a poll released last week showing Rep. Jerry Moran, R-Hays, leading Tiahrt by 26 points in their U.S. Senate race. But a new SurveyUSA poll, sponsored by KWCH, Channel 12, has similar results. It has Moran leading Tiahrt by 52 percent to 29 percent. Moran is leading by double digits in nearly all age, race and ideology categories, including among those identified as conservative and pro-life. Tiahrt is ahead of Moran by 22 points in the southeast region of the state, but Moran is up by 37 points in northeast Kansas and 54 points in western Kansas.