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Kansans not so hot on leaders this summer

Perhaps the downturn has Kansans, like many other Americans, unusually down on their leaders this summer. The SurveyUSA approval rating for Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., dived to 49 percent last month from 61 percent in June, while Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., dipped 4 percentage points to 50 percent in July. Gov. Mark Parkinson's approval ratings declined over the summer, too (from 52 percent in late May to 41 percent in July).