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Poll shows majority of Kansans ‘very dissatisfied’ with Gov. Sam Brownback

Gov. Sam Brownback
Gov. Sam Brownback The Associated Press

A new poll shows that Gov. Sam Brownback of Kansas is fading — and fading fast.

About 53 percent of Kansans are “very dissatisfied” with Brownback, according to a survey from the Docking Institute of Public Affairs at Fort Hays State University released Friday.

Nearly seven in 10 Kansans are either somewhat dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with the governor.

The poll was conducted by the Docking Institute on behalf of itself and several news outlets in Kansas, including The Kansas City Star.

Brownback’s negative ratings in the conservative state are worse than President Barack Obama’s, the survey found.

The numbers suggest that Brownback’s unpopularity is growing. In October, the same survey found that 48 percent of Kansans were very dissatisfied with him.

Steve Kraske: 816-234-4312, @stevekraske