Kansas Poll

By: Janes
By: Janes

13 News commissioned a statewide poll of Kansans on various
topics of national interest. The telephone survey was conducted between May 21 and May 23.

It included 600 people who regularly vote in State elections.

The margin of error is no more than plus or minus four percentage points.

DEMOCRATIC SECTION ONLY (400 DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS)

QUESTION: If the 2008 Democratic Primary for President were held today, which of the following candidates would you vote for? (ROTATED):

ALL MEN WOMEN

Hillary Clinton 27% 23% 31%
Barack Obama 22% 21% 23%
John Edwards 21% 24% 18%
Bill Richardson 8% 11% 5%
Dennis Kucinich 2% 2% 2%
Joe Biden 1% 1% 1%
Chris Dodd 1% 1% 1%
Mike Gravel 1% 1% 1%
Undecided 17% 16% 18%
REPUBLICAN SECTION ONLY (400 REPUBLICAN PRIMARY VOTERS)

QUESTION: If the 2008 Republican Primary for President were held today, which of the following candidates would you vote for? (ROTATED):

ALL MEN WOMEN

Sam Brownback 18% 20% 16%
Mitt Romney 17% 18% 16%
Rudy Giuliani 13% 9% 17%
John McCain 13% 17% 9%
Fred Thompson 7% 9% 5%
Newt Gingrich 6% 7% 5%
Tom Tancredo 2% 3% 1%
Mike Huckabee 1% 1% 1%
Duncan Hunter 1% 1% 1%
Tommy Thompson 1% 1% 1%
Jim Gilmore - - -
Ron Paul - - -
Undecided (NOT READ) 21% 14% 28%

ALL VOTERS:

QUESTION: If the 2008 election for President were held today, who would you vote for if the choice were between Hillary Clinton, the Democrat, and John McCain, the Republican?
MCCAIN CLINTON UNDECIDED
47% 31% 22%

QUESTION: If the 2008 election for President were held today, who would you vote for if the choice were between John Edwards, the Democrat, and John McCain, the Republican?
MCCAIN EDWARDS UNDECIDED
46% 34% 20%

QUESTION: If the 2008 election for President were held today, who would you vote for if the choice were between Barack Obama, the Democrat, and John McCain, the Republican?
MCCAIN OBAMA UNDECIDED
46% 34% 20%

QUESTION: If the 2008 election for President were held today, who would you vote for if the choice were between Hillary Clinton, the Democrat, and Rudy Giuliani, the Republican?
GIULIANI CLINTON UNDECIDED
46% 31% 23%

QUESTION: If the 2008 election for President were held today, who would you vote for if the choice were between John Edwards, the Democrat, and Rudy Giuliani, the Republican?
GIULIANI EDWARDS UNDECIDED
45% 34% 23%

QUESTION: If the 2008 election for President were held today, who would you vote for if the choice were between Barack Obama, the Democrat, and Rudy Giuliani, the Republican?
GIULIANI OBAMA UNDECIDED
45% 34% 21%

QUESTION: If the 2008 election for President were held today, who would you vote for if the choice were between Hillary Clinton, the Democrat, and Mitt Romney, the Republican?
ROMNEY CLINTON UNDECIDED
47% 31% 22%

QUESTION: If the 2008 election for President were held today, who would you vote for if the choice were between John Edwards, the Democrat, and Mitt Romney, the Republican?
ROMNEY EDWARDS UNDECIDED
46% 33% 21%

QUESTION: If the 2008 election for President were held today, who would you vote for if the choice were between Barack Obama, the Democrat, and Mitt Romney, the Republican?
ROMNEY OBAMA UNDECIDED
46% 32% 22%

QUESTION: If the 2008 election for President were held today, who would you vote for if the choice were between Hillary Clinton, the Democrat, and Sam Brownback, the Republican?
BROWNBACK CLINTON UNDECIDED
57% 30% 13%

QUESTION: If the 2008 election for President were held today, who would you vote for if the choice were between John Edwards, the Democrat, and Sam Brownback, the Republican?
BROWNBACK EDWARDS UNDECIDED
55% 32% 13%

QUESTION: If the 2008 election for President were held today, who would you vote for if the choice were between Barack Obama, the Democrat, and Sam Brownback, the Republican?
BROWNBACK OBAMA UNDECIDED
56% 31% 13%

BUSH JOB PERFORMANCE:

QUESTION: Do you approve or disapprove of the job George W. Bush is doing as President?

APPROVE DISAPPROVE NOT SURE

ALL 39% 57% 4%

MEN 43% 54% 3%
WOMEN 35% 60% 5%

DEMOCRATS 9% 87% 4%
REPUBLICANS 60% 37% 3%
INDEPENDENTS 33% 63% 4%

IRAQ:

QUESTION: All in all, do you think going to war against Iraq for regime change was worth it, or not?
YES NO NOT SURE

ALL 41% 56% 3%

DEMOCRATS 11% 86% 3%
REPUBLICANS 62% 35% 3%
INDEPENDENTS 36% 62% 2%

QUESTION: Generally speaking, who do you trust to make the right decisions on the Iraq War, President Bush or the Democrats in Congress?

DEMS BUSH NEITHER OF THEM NOT SURE

ALL 33% 31% 34% 2%

DEMOCRATS 82% 5% 12% 1%

REPUBLICANS 7% 52% 39% 1%

INDEPENDENTS 30% 20% 49% 1%

SEBELIUS JOB PERFORMANCE:

QUESTION: Do you approve or disapprove of the job Kathleen Sebelius is doing as Governor?
APPROVE DISAPPROVE NOT SURE

ALL 61% 35% 4%

MEN 57% 40% 3%

WOMEN 65% 30% 5%

DEMOCRATS 84% 13% 3%

REPUBLICANS 51% 47% 2%

INDEPENDENTS 56% 38% 6%

TORNADO RESPONSE:

QUESTION: Do you approve or disapprove of the job Kathleen Sebelius has done in handling the response to the recent tornado?

APPROVE DISAPPROVE NOT SURE

ALL 57% 26% 17%

MEN 53% 31% 16%
WOMEN 61% 21% 18%

DEMOCRATS 79% 8% 13%
REPUBLICANS 44% 38% 18%
INDEPENDENTS 58% 22% 20%

QUESTION: As you may know, Governor Sebelius says that the war in Iraq exposed holes in Kansas’ domestic disaster response because the state did not have an adequate number of national guardsmen or state resources to deal with the aftermath of the recent tornado because these guardsmen and those resources are deployed over in Iraq. President Bush says this is not the case and that Governor Sebelius is playing politics. Who do you agree with, Governor Sebelius or President Bush?

SEBELIUS BUSH NOT SURE

ALL 54% 32% 14%

MEN 49% 38% 13%
WOMEN 59% 26% 15%

DEMOCRATS 85% 6% 9%
REPUBLICANS 34% 58% 8%
INDEPENDENTS 57% 13% 30%

GAS PRICES:

QUESTION: Generally speaking, do you think the prices you are presently paying for gasoline are about right, or not?

YES NO NOT SURE

2007 25% 61% 14%
2005 33% 54% 13%

QUESTION: Have the recent price increases in gasoline caused any financial hardship for you or your household?

YES NO

2007 58% 42%
2005 54% 46%

QUESTION: As a result of the higher prices in gasoline, have you cut back significantly on your driving?

YES NO

2007 45% 55%
2005 42% 58%

QUESTION: As a result of the higher prices in gasoline, have you cut back on your household spending?

YES NO

2007 41% 59%
2005 34% 66%

NOTE: Research 2000 asked the same questions on gas prices for WIBW-TV in May 2005.


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