Kris Kobach is the clear frontrunner in the race for an open U.S. Senate seat in Kansas, according to a recent poll conducted by McLaughlin & Associates.
The poll shows former Kansas Secretary of State Kobach with a double-digit lead over his closest competitor. Of the likely Republican voters polled, 40.0 percent would vote for Kobach if the primary election were held today, and 22.7 percent would vote for Roger Marshall.
The poll also reveals that more than half of Republicans have a favorable opinion of Kobach, and more than 60.1 percent of self-described conservatives have a favorable opinion of Kobach.
This poll follows a general election poll released last week, also conducted by McLaughlin and Associates, that had Kobach leading the presumptive Democratic nominee Barbara Bollier, 47.0 percent to 37.7 percent.
“I’m pleased that Kansas Republicans are supporting my campaign in such high numbers,” Kobach said. “The fact that I stood beside President Trump for the past four years, that I will fight to secure our border, and that I have always been a consistent conservative is resonating with Kansans. We will continue to run hard, and we will win in November.”
A memo from McLaughlin & Associates with additional details about the general election poll can be found here.
A memo from McLaughlin & Associates with additional details about the primary election can be found here.