The Buzz

The facts, faces and hum of local politics with Steve Kraske and Dave Helling

Senate race in Kansas tight, poll suggests

08/11/2014 3:07 PM

08/11/2014 3:07 PM

A new Ramussen poll shows Sen. Pat Roberts edging challenger Chad Taylor by four points — 44 percent to 40 percent.

But the poll apparently did not name independent Greg Orman, potentially skewing its results.

Normally an independent candidate would not be a significant factor in a Senate race. But Orman polled at 14 percent in a July Survey USA poll, a pretty big number.

In that poll, Roberts led the field with 38 percent, followed by Taylor at 33 percent.

Videos

Join the Discussion

The Kansas City Star is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service