A new Rasmussen poll, released earlier this week, pointed out the obvious, Republican senate candidates fared better than the democrat rivals. In some states, that would be news, in Kansas, it’s pretty much a given.
The poll, which was conducted via phone and included 500 likely Kansas voters, did show Moran with a consistently higher rating than Tiahrt, when compared to different democrat senate candidates.
Given a variety of general election potential outcomes, a race of Tiahrt vs Lisa Johnston was shown to produce the closest race with Tiahrt gaining 52 percent of the vote and Jonston earning 32 percent of the vote. The largest spread was between Moran and democrat candidate David Haley with a 38 percent spread. Both republican candidates easily earned at least 50 percent of the vote against all potential democrat rivals. But measured individually, Tiahrt came out with a higher unfavorable rating at 17 percent while Moran had an unfavorable rating of 7 percent.
Schollenberg had the worst unfavorable rating with 19 percent, compared to only 5 percent of voters who five him favorable.
Pollsters also asked voters about their feelings toward the nation’s new health care bill. Nearly 70 percent of respondents said they would favor repeal of the legislation with 56 percent of those people saying the strongly favor repeal. Tea Party supporters numbered higher than the national average with 27 percent of those polled saying they favor the Tea Party- 16 percent of voters do nation-wide.