Remarkably, considering the heat of the August town halls, Kansans may be feeling a little better about President Obama. In the late-August SurveyUSA poll, co-sponsored by KWCH, Channel 12, 45 percent of Kansans said they approved of the job he's doing, up 4 percent since July. The approval ratings for Kansas Sens. Pat Roberts and Sam Brownback were 58 and 54 percent, respectively, and 49 percent for Gov. Mark Parkinson. Those numbers represented one-month gains of 9 points for Roberts, 4 points for Brownback and 8 points for Parkinson.