Historically, Kansas is a safe win for the GOP. This election year might be a different story.
The last five polls from the Kansas gubernatorial race continue to surprise and reveal what a heated battle is going on for governor. GOP incumbent, Governor Sam Brownback, is down again to Democrat Paul Davis in the latest USA TODAY/Suffolk University poll, 46-42 percent.
The Kansas senate race is also proving to be a struggle for the GOP. Read more here.
Of the 500 likely Kansas voters surveyed for these polls, Republican voters in Kansas are still not sure who they want to see run for president in 2016.
While 15 percent would choose former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and 14 percent favored former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, “undecided” led them both with 17 percent. Eleven other candidates in the survey were in the single digits. However, adding Mitt Romney to the mix changed the scenario, with the 2012 Republican nominee the choice of 33 percent of voters, Bush and Huckabee tied at 11 percent, and the undecided share reduced to 9 percent.
In a state that has been wholeheartedly conservative for the past thirteen presidential elections, let's hope that they continue the trend come 2016.