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Holland's odds are long

With the suspense of the primaries over, state Sen. Tom Holland, D-Baldwin City, can be expected to gain more attention for his long-shot gubernatorial bid against Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan. But a new Rasmussen Reports survey of likely voters put Brownback at 57 percent support and Holland at 34 percent, with just 6 percent undecided and with 33 percent saying they know too little about Holland to have any opinion of him. That's a dismal spot to be in, no matter the month. Meanwhile, 58 percent of those polled by Rasmussen Reports approve of the job performance of Democrat Gov. Mark Parkinson, who declined to run for the office.