KS-Sen: Sebelius Leads Leading GOPers By Double-Digit Margin

Per Research 2000 polling for Daily Kos:

Todd Tiahrt (R): 37 percent
Kathleen Sebelius (D): 47 percent

Jerry Moran (R): 36 percent
Kathleen Sebelius (D): 48 percent

That's right. In a state in which no Democrat has won a Senate election since the landslide election of 1932, the incumbent Democratic Governor leads not one but two Republican Congressman -- and both by a double-digit margin. Kathleen Sebelius would still have the important 50 percent threshold to cross, which won't necessarily be easy. Then again, 56 percent of voters in the state still view Sebelius favorably, not too dissimilar from the 57.8 percent of the statewide vote she pulled in during her 2006 reelection bid. In other words, if Sebelius jumped into the Senate race, she wouldn't be a shoo-in -- but she would make the race a tossup, at worst, for the Democrats.

Tags: kansas, KS-Sen, Senate 2010 (all tags)

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6 Comments

so glad Obama passed her over

for the cabinet. She can do more good for us in the Senate.

by desmoinesdem 2009-02-06 04:49PM | 0 recs
Re: so glad Obama passed her over

Word is she is being considered for HHS. She would be awesome there but if we could win that senate seat it might be worth it to pass her over.

by Lolis 2009-02-06 05:21PM | 0 recs
Re: so glad Obama passed her over

I agree.

After watching today's debacle, more numbers in the Senate would be great.

And from Kansas, that's a double whammy!

by WashStateBlue 2009-02-06 05:23PM | 0 recs
Oh God I want her to run

Kate is so great. I loved the way she pwned Bush after the Greensburg Tornado.

I just hope these numbers aren't a tease. We had a habit of doing worse than polling indicated in red states.

by DTOzone 2009-02-06 04:58PM | 0 recs
Re: KS-Sen: Sebelius Leads Leading GOPers

Here's hoping she runs.  We will assuredly get strong candidates in most of the other competitive seats, but here it's pretty much Sebelius or bust.

by Skaje 2009-02-06 07:06PM | 0 recs
Warning: Irritating Far-off Speculation...

If Sebelius wins, her resume (two-term governor in one of the reddest states; giant-killer, breaking a 78-year drought; moderate, midwestern senator) will make her an instant contender for 2016.

by BlackMage 2009-02-06 08:33PM | 0 recs

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