Kansas Governor: Brownback (R) 59%, Holland (D) 31%

Rasmussen Reports

Republican Sam Brownback still holds an overwhelming lead over his Democratic opponent Tom Holland in the contest for governor of Kansas.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state finds Brownback, who is retiring from the U.S. Senate to run for governor, with 59% support. Holland, a state senator, earns 31% of the vote. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) more are undecided.

But this marks virtually no change in a race that in May found Brownback ahead 58% to 27%. In March, the Republican posted a 55% to 33% lead over Holland.

Brownback, a popular member of the Senate since 1996, is running in a state that tends strongly Republican and conservative. He carries both male and female voters by sizable margins. Voters not affiliated with either major party prefer the Republican by better than two-to-one.

Sixty-nine percent (69%) of Kansas voters favor repeal of the national health care plan, well above support for repeal nationally. Just 29% oppose repeal. This includes 56% who Strongly favor repeal of the plan and 22% who are Strongly Opposed.

Brownback who opposed the plan in the Senate carries 82% of the vote of those who Strongly Favor its repeal. Holland wins 74% support from the much smaller group that Strongly Opposes repeal.

The survey of 500 Likely Voters in Kansas was conducted on June 30, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

Twenty-seven percent (27%) of all voters in the state consider themselves members of the Tea Party movement, compared to 16% nationwide. Fifty percent (50%) say they are not members, but another 23% are not sure.

Eighty-nine percent (89%) of Tea Party members and 74% of those who are not sure support Brownback. Fifty-six percent (56%) of non-members back Holland.

Fifty-two percent (52%) of the state’s voters think the Tea Party movement is good for the country, while 23% view it as a bad thing. This is a slightly more favorable view than is found nationally.

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