Democrat Kathleen Sebelius, governor of Kansas, has a higher approval rating than either of the state’s two Republican United States Senators — but her Net Job Approval of Plus 28 isn’t enough to give Barack Obama the state’s six electoral votes, according to this latest SurveyUSA vice presidential matchup table:
On his own, with no running mates mentioned, Obama loses to McCain by 10 points in Kansas today; when Vice Presidential possibilities begin being named, the size of Obama’s loss ranges from a high of 25 points (McCain/Huckabee vs. Obama/Hagel) to a low of 2 points (McCain/Pawlenty vs. Obama/Edwards).
Of four potential matchups that include Governor Sebelius, one performs slightly worse than Obama on his own; two perform slightly better. One — running against McCain/Pawlenty — comes within the survey’s 4.1 percentage point margin of sampling error, as is the Obama/Edwards 2-point loss previously mentioned.
Click the table to bring up the fully crosstabbed results. Research conducted for KCTV-TV in Kansas City and KWCH-TV in Wichita.