Here Are The Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #10189

Geography Surveyed: Kansas
Data Collected: 09/11/2006 - 09/13/2006
Release Date: 09/14/2006 12:40 PM ET
Sponsors: KCTV-TV Kansas City, KWCH-TV Wichita

Klein, Morrison Nose-to-Nose for Kansas Attorney General: In an election for Attorney General of Kansas today, 9/13/06, Republican incumbent Phill Kline holds a razor-thin 51% to 48% edge over Democrat Paul Morrison, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for KCTV-TV Kansas City and KWCH-TV Wichita. Kline gets 78% of Republican votes. Morrison gets 89% of Democrat votes. Independents favor the Democrat Morrison, 61% to 37%. Kline wins by 28 points in Western KS and by 20 points in the Wichita area. Morrison wins by 13 points in Eastern KS, which includes Kansas City. Kline leads by 20 in rural areas. Morrison leads by 13 in urban areas and by 3 in the suburbs. Kline leads by 12 among men. Morrison leads by 6 among women. Kline leads among voters under age 50. Morrison leads among voters age 51+.

Incumbents Lead in Contests for KS Governor, Secretary of State, Insurance Commissioner, Treasurer: In an election in Kansas today, 9/13/06, incumbent officeholders defeat challengers in statewide contests for Governor, Secretary of State, Insurance Commissioner, and Treasurer, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for KCTV-TV Kansas City and KWCH-TV Wichita. Democrat Governor Kathleen Sebelius defeats Republican challenger Jim Barnett, 58% to 38%. Republican Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh defeats Democrat challenger David Haley 62% to 33%. Republican Treasurer Lynn Jenkins defeats Democrat challenger Larry Wilson 60% to 37%. Republican Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger defeats Democrat challenger Bonnie Sharp 60% to 34%. The election is in 54 days, on 11/7/06. For Governor, Sebelius gets 91% of Democrat votes. Barnett gets 62% of Republican votes. 35% of Republicans cross over to vote for the Democrat. Independents go 3:1 for Sebelius. Republicans outnumber Democrats 53% to 32% among likely voters in Kansas. The Republican incumbents Thornburgh, Jenkins, and Praeger are "safe."

Filtering: 1,200 Kansas adults were interviewed 9/11/06 - 9/13/06. Of them, 974 were registered to vote. Of them, 590 were judged to be "likely voters" for the Governor's contest. 586 were judged to be "likely voters" for Attorney General. 583 were judged to be "likely voters" for Secretary of State. 582 were judged to be "likely voters" for Treasurer. 583 were judged to be "likely voters" for Insurance Commissioner.

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  Asked of 590 Likely Voters
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.1%

If the election for Governor were today, and you were standing in the voting booth right now, who would you vote for? Republican Jim Barnett? Democrat Kathleen Sebelius? Libertarian Carl Kramer? Or Reform Party candidate Richard Ranzau?

38% Barnett (R)
58% Sebelius (D)
1% Kramer (L)
1% Ranzau (RP)
2% Undecided

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  Asked of 586 Likely Voters
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.1%

In an election for Attorney General today, who would you vote for? Republican Phill Kline? Or Democrat Paul Morrison?

51% Kline (R)
48% Morrison (D)
2% Undecided

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  Asked of 583 Likely Voters
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4%

In an election for Secretary of State today, who would you vote for? Republican Ron Thornburgh? Democrat David Haley? Libertarian Rob Hodgkinson? Or Reform Party candidate Joseph Martin?

62% Thornburgh (R)
33% Haley (D)
2% Hodgkinson (L)
1% Martin (RP)
2% Undecided

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  Asked of 582 Likely Voters
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.1%

In an election for Treasurer today, who would you vote for? Republican Lynn Jenkins? Or Democrat Larry Wilson?

60% Jenkins (R)
37% Wilson (D)
2% Undecided

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  Asked of 583 Likely Voters
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.1%

In an election for Commissioner of Insurance today, who would you vote for? Republican Sandy Praeger? Democrat Bonnie Sharp? Or Libertarian Patrick Wilbur?

60% Praeger (R)
34% Sharp (D)
5% Wilbur (L)
2% Undecided

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