KS-Sen: Sebelius Leads Leading GOPers By Double-Digit Margin
by Jonathan Singer, Fri Feb 06, 2009 at 04:12:32 PM EST
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.