Poll rates KS Governor's race a tossup

(WIBW) - A new poll rates the Kansas Governor's race a tossup.

A Remington Research Group survey conducted September 30th thru October 1st found 42 percent voting for Democrat Laura Kelly, with 41 percent backing Republican Kris Kobach.

Independent Greg Orman polled 10 percent, with two percent for Libertarian Jeff Caldwell and one percent for independent Rick Kloos.

The margin of error is +/- 2.4 percent. Remington said 1,680 likely general election voters participated in the poll.

The timing of the poll was before President Donald Trump appeared at a Topeka rally on Kobach's behalf. Kobach's campaign anticipated a boost from the President's appearance.

The poll also asked how voters viewed the leading candidates, along with President Donald Trump. The President scored 49 percent favorable answers and 45 percent unfavorable, with six percent having no opinion.

Kobach had a 38 percent favorable response, 49 percent unfavorable, and 13 percent with no opinion.

For Kelly, the findings fell 43 percent favorable, 28 percent unfavorable, and 29 percent with no opinion.

The poll also asked about the other statewide office races, and found sizeable leads for Republican candidates - Scott Schwabb for Secretary of State over Democrat Brian McClendon; Derek Schmidt for Attorney General over Democrat Sarah Swain; Jake LaTurner for State Treasurer over Democrat Marci Francisco; and Vicki Schmidt for Insurance Commissioner over Democrat Nathaniel McLaughlin.

The survey ended with two questions pertaining to how likely or unlikely voters felt it would for Kobach to deliver on certain campaign promises. You can see those answers, and the full poll results by clicking here.

Tuesday, Oct. 16th, is the last day to register to vote in the November 6th general election. In-person advance voting begins Oct. 22.