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Poll show Moran with commanding lead

A new SurveyUSA poll shows what many already knew, Rep. Jerry Moran will likely be headed to the U.S. Senate.

The poll, commissioned by KWCH Ch. 12 and conducted between August 12-15, shows Moran with 69 percent of the vote compared to Democrat candidate Lisa Johnston, who has only 23 percent of the vote.

The Libertarian party candidate Michael Dann has 3 percent of the vote and Reform Party candidate Joe Bellis came in with just 2 percent of the vote. 

The undecideds for the race stood at only 3 percent meaning there are few untagged votes left for candidates to snag. 

With majority of the state voting with the GOP, it’s no surprise Moran holds such a commanding lead. But with three months until the general election, there is still room for Johnston to gain voters. Kansas does have pockets of Democrat voters but the numbers are rarely enough to overcome the state’s strong Republican majority. 

Little has been heard or seen from the Moran campaign since his primary victory. He and other House members were called back to Washington before the traditional end of the August recess, leaving little time to tour Kansas.

Lisa Johnston, who is the Assistant Dean for Student Academic Services at Baker University, has likewise been fairly quiet on the campaign front.

The two candidates have yet to release ads or statements concerning one another’s views and platforms.


About Katie Stockstill-Sawyer

I am a city girl that is learning about life on the farm. I met and married a fourth-generation farmer, Derek. I am now a farmer's wife and country girl. The move has required a few changes and a lot of learning. But I wouldn't change my new life and all of the little lessons and surprises it provides.


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