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Brownback has own poll that challenges new SurveyUSA findings

08/26/2014 10:27 PM

08/27/2014 8:27 AM

In a move that will draw some skepticism, Sam Brownback’s campaign for governor on Tuesday evening released the results of its own “internal poll.”

The results: Brownback, the incumbent, leads Democrat Paul Davis by a point — 43-42 percent.

The SurveyUSA poll out earlier in the day once showed Davis with the lead at 48-40 percent.

“SurveyUSA has a history of inaccurate polling and this latest release from the organization is more of the same,” John Milburn, communications director for the Brownback campaign, said in a press release e-mailed to supporters.

Critics, and they are already out there on this move, even among Republicans, will say the internal poll appears to be a desperate move by the Brownback camp to show supporters that he remains viable as the race nears the Labor Day weekend and the traditional kickoff to the fall campaign.

Most independent polls the last two months have shown Davis leading by margins at double digits, or close to it.

Here’s the link to Brownback’s internal poll.

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