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Polling Improves for Sen. Pat Roberts

Sen. Pat Roberts’ poll numbers improve

Kansas seems to be returning to its red roots. For a while it looked like Incumbent Kansas Senator Pat Roberts was going to lose to Independent Greg Orman, but as we get closer to the election Roberts has seen his polling start to turn around. Two new polls both find Roberts with a small lead.

The Fox News poll has Roberts up by five points. Among likely voters Robert leads with 44 percent, while Orman comes it at 39 percent.

The CNN/ORC poll from the other day found the race closer but still gave Roberts the edge. It had Roberts leading with 49 percent of likely voters to Orman with 48 percent.

This movement towards Roberts is not surprising given how deeply red Kansas is. Senate elections this year have fit almost perfectly with national partisan voting patterns. While the presence of an Independent caused Kansas to briefly deviate, it seems national partisan patterns are taking over as voters begin to pay more attention.

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Polling Improves for Sen. Pat Roberts

Sen. Pat Roberts’ poll numbers improve

Kansas seems to be returning to its red roots. For a while it looked like Incumbent Kansas Senator Pat Roberts was going to lose to Independent Greg Orman, but as we get closer to the election Roberts has seen his polling start to turn around. Two new polls both find Roberts with a small lead.

The Fox News poll has Roberts up by five points. Among likely voters Robert leads with 44 percent, while Orman comes it at 39 percent.

The CNN/ORC poll from the other day found the race closer but still gave Roberts the edge. It had Roberts leading with 49 percent of likely voters to Orman with 48 percent.

This movement towards Roberts is not surprising given how deeply red Kansas is. Senate elections this year have fit almost perfectly with national partisan voting patterns. While the presence of an Independent caused Kansas to briefly deviate, it seems national partisan patterns are taking over as voters begin to pay more attention. (more…)

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Jonathan Walker grew up in New Jersey. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 2006. He is an expert on politics, health care and drug policy. He is also the author of After Legalization and Cobalt Slave, and a Futurist writer at http://pendinghorizon.com