A new online poll of 1,100 registered Kansas voters indicates Democrat Laura Kelly holds a thin lead over Republican Kris Kobach and that both major party candidates hold the bulk of the attention less than two months before the election.
Civiqs, a polling and data analytics firm that elicited opinion with an email survey of volunteer participants, said if the election were held Friday to Monday that Kelly would capture 41 percent of the vote. Kobach would draw 39 percent.
Independent Greg Orman registered at 9 percent, Libertarian Jeff Caldwell at 5 percent and independent Rick Kloos at zero in the survey with a margin of error of 3.4 percent.
Civiqs, a division of the liberal-leaning Daily Kos, reported that opinion of Kelly, a Topeka state senator, was fractured. She was seen favorably by 40 percent, but unfavorably by 31 percent. Twenty-nine percent were unsure of feelings about her.
Kobach, who serves as secretary of state, was best known among registered voters in this survey. His splits: favorable, 37 percent; unfavorable, 56 percent; unsure, 7 percent.
Orman, a Johnson County businessman, was viewed as favorable by 19 percent, unfavorable by 50 percent and unsure by 41 percent. At least seven out of 10 voters in the survey had no opinion of Kloos and Caldwell.
The results of the mid-September survey reflected opinions of 1,178 registered voters taking part in the online assessment by Civiqs.