Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #14398
KS Senate: Incumbent Roberts Heads Toward Re-Election: In an election for United States Senator from Kansas today, 09/23/08, six weeks from the vote, incumbent Republican Pat Roberts defeats Democrat Jim Slattery 55% to 35%, according to this SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for KWCH-TV Wichita and KCTV-TV Kansas City. Compared to an identical SurveyUSA poll released one month ago, Roberts is down 3 points; Slattery is up 4.

Most shifts seen here in support are small. Of note: among voters age 50+, Roberts had led by 26, now leads by 13. Slattery one month ago took 64% of Democratic votes; today, he takes 74%. Roberts, meantime, takes 83% of Republican votes; independents favor Roberts 49% to 31%, and split 14% of their vote between two other candidates, Libertarian Randall Hodgkinson and Reform Party candidate Joseph Martin.

Regionally, Roberts leads 2:1 in Western Kansas and Southeastern Kansas. In Northeastern Kansas, Roberts today leads by 5 points, down from 15 points one month ago.

Filtering: SurveyUSA interviewed 900 Kansas adults 09/21/08 through 09/22/08. Of them, 799 were registered to vote. Of the registered voters, 666 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely voters in the 11/04/08 general election.
Voters will also elect a United States Senator. If the election for United States Senator were today, would you vote for ... (choices rotated) Republican Pat Roberts? Democrat Jim Slattery? Libertarian Randall Hodgkinson? Or Reform Party candidate Joseph Martin?
666 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyCollege GradAttend Religious ServiceAbortionChange Your MindIncomeRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 3.9 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoRegularlOccasionAlmost NPro-lifePro-choiCould ChMind Mad< $50K> $50KNortheasSoutheasWestern
Pat Roberts (R)55%59%52%49%65%49%55%58%52%57%******83%19%49%81%52%19%54%57%61%52%44%72%41%52%57%50%59%46%64%67%
Jim Slattery (D)35%33%38%44%24%41%37%32%39%35%******11%74%31%12%39%75%38%33%31%37%46%22%48%31%37%38%34%41%30%30%
Randall Hodgkinson (L)2%2%2%2%2%2%3%2%2%2%******1%1%7%2%3%1%3%2%2%2%3%1%3%3%2%2%2%4%1%1%
Joseph Martin (RP)2%1%2%1%3%2%1%2%1%2%******1%0%7%2%3%1%1%2%2%0%4%1%3%3%2%3%1%2%2%1%
Composition of Likely Voters100%49%51%21%31%27%20%53%47%88%4%5%4%45%32%19%32%36%16%48%52%54%25%21%46%49%20%78%40%60%50%34%16%
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.