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Monday Poll results: Primary shifts thinking

Joy Koesten (middle) of Leawood, was one of the big winners among moderate Republicans on Aug. 2, and she celebrated with her friends, family and supporters at the Marriott in Overland Park. Koesten won the 28th District seat in the Kansas House.
Joy Koesten (middle) of Leawood, was one of the big winners among moderate Republicans on Aug. 2, and she celebrated with her friends, family and supporters at the Marriott in Overland Park. Koesten won the 28th District seat in the Kansas House. rsugg@kcstar.com

Kansans’ expectations of Gov. Sam Brownback will change in 2017, and it’s a tossup whether megadonors in Missouri can sway election outcomes, according to readers in the Monday Poll.

About 800 responses were received. Here are the full results of the unscientific poll.

1. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback will face tougher questions from more legislators next year about his income tax cuts, but he should stick to his guns and keep them in place.

Agree strongly 6%

Agree 5%

Disagree 4%

Disagree strongly 84%

2. In Missouri, the fact that St. Louis megadonor Rex Sinquefield gave $11 million to four losing statewide candidates shows money can’t buy elections.

Agree strongly 16%

Agree 36%

Disagree 38%

Disagree strongly 11%

3. Moderate Republicans won Kansas legislative races by beating up on Brownback but not offering realistic plans to improve the state’s economy.

Agree strongly 8%

Agree 26%

Disagree 39%

Disagree strongly 28%

4. The Missouri governor’s race between Republican Eric Greitens and Democrat Chris Koster eventually will focus on important issues, not personal attacks on each other.

Agree strongly 2%

Agree 20%

Disagree 53%

Disagree strongly 25%

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