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NYT/CBS poll gives Brownback 7 point lead

Gov. Sam Brownback, R-Kan.
Gov. Sam Brownback, R-Kan.

A new poll from the New York Times and CBS News gives Republican Gov. Sam Brownback a 7-point lead in the Kansas governor’s race.

The poll has it 47 percent Brownback, 40 percent for Democrat Paul Davis.

It’s 887 likely voters, and it is a bit of an outlier. Other polls have shown a lead for Davis, and he still leads in the RCP average of polls.

But the results are undoubtedly good news for the Brownback campaign, which is battling a perception that it’s a bit behind in the race.

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