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Monday Poll results: How is the Kansas budget strategy playing?

Gov. Sam Brownback addressed a joint session of the Kansas House and Senate during his State of the State address.
Gov. Sam Brownback addressed a joint session of the Kansas House and Senate during his State of the State address. The Wichita Eagle

One way to look at the results of this week’s Monday Poll is to suggest that Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (above) is fooling no one. But that’s only one opinion and it’s based on 1,300 responses to our unscientific online survey.

1) Brownback is wimping out. He should go full speed ahead on cutting income taxes.

Strongly agree 7%

Agree 4%

Disagree 7%

Strongly disagree 82%

2) The Brownback income tax cuts are helping the Kansas economy.

Strongly agree 7%

Agree 4%

Disagree 5%

Strongly disagree 85%

3) If the Kansas cigarette tax increases from 79 cents to $2.29 a pack I would...

Smoke less 2%

Not change my habits 4%

Buy cigarettes in Missouri 28%

Not applicable 66%

4) Kansas school funding is too complicated. Just give districts a set amount of money per pupil and be done with it.

Strongly agree 19%

Agree 16%

Disagree 19%

Strongly disagree 47%

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