Elections

Trump leads by double digits in Kansas, new poll shows

Donald Trump leads Hillary Clinton by double digits in Kansas, according to a new poll.
Donald Trump leads Hillary Clinton by double digits in Kansas, according to a new poll. File photo

Republican Donald Trump holds a double-digit lead over Democrat Hillary Clinton in Kansas, according to a new poll.

Trump leads Clinton 48 percent to 36 percent, according to the latest KSN News Poll, which is based on a phone survey of 595 likely Kansas voters conducted between Sept. 6 and 11 by SurveyUSA.

Libertarian Gary Johnson and the Green Party’s Jill Stein, both of whom will appear on the Kansas ballot, draw 8 percent and 2 percent, respectively. Another 7 percent of respondents were undecided.

The presidential race results have a margin of error of plus or minus 4.1 percentage points.

The poll shows that Sen. Jerry Moran has a comfortable lead over his Democratic opponent, Patrick Wiesner, in the race for U.S. Senate. Moran leads Wiesner 50 percent to 34 percent.

Another 6 percent support Libertarian Robert Garrard, while the remaining 11 percent are undecided. The Senate race results have a margin of error of plus or minus 4.2 percentage points.

The poll also shows that a majority of voters, 52 percent, have a favorable opinion of Moran compared to 32 percent who have an unfavorable opinion.

Gov. Sam Brownback is viewed unfavorably by a majority of poll respondents. The poll shows that 69 percent have an unfavorable view of the governor, while 25 percent have a favorable view.

Bryan Lowry: 785-296-3006, @BryanLowry3

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