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Kansas Senate

Candidates

Pat Roberts*

Pat Roberts* (R)*

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Jim Slattery

Jim Slattery (D)

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Polling Data

PollDateSampleRoberts (R)Slattery (D)Spread
SurveyUSA10/27 - 10/28626 LV6033Roberts +27
SurveyUSA10/21 - 10/22613 LV5735Roberts +22
Rasmussen10/13 - 10/13500 LV5536Roberts +19
SurveyUSA9/21 - 9/22666 LV5535Roberts +20
Rasmussen9/18 - 9/18500 LV5838Roberts +20
SurveyUSA8/18 - 8/20641 LV5831Roberts +27
Rasmussen8/11 - 8/11500 LV5637Roberts +19
Rasmussen7/14 - 7/14500 LV6133Roberts +28
TargetPoint (R)6/27 - 7/13004 RV5434Roberts +20
Rasmussen6/11 - 6/11500 LV4839Roberts +9
Cooper & Secrest (D)6/5 - 6/8808 LV4836Roberts +12
Research 20006/2 - 6/4600 LV5038Roberts +12
Rasmussen5/13 - 5/13500 LV5240Roberts +12

Race Summary

Sen. Pat Roberts, who\'s running for his third term in the Senate after 16 years in the House, is heavily favored for re-election.

His likely general election competittor is former Rep. Jim Slattery, who is favored over railroad engineer Lee Jones in the August 5 Democratic primary. Slattery served in the House for 12 years before giving up his seat in 1994 for what proved to be an unsuccessful run for governor.

Demographics

Population (2007 est.): 2,775,997 
Registered Voters: Dem 27.1% | Rep 45.0% | Other 27.8%
Occupation: Blue Collar 24.9% | White Collar 59.7% | Gray Collar 15.5%
Race: White 83.1% | Hispanic 7.0% | Black 5.6% | Asian 1.7%

Previous Election Results

Senate
2004: Brownback (R) 69, Jones (D) 27
2002: Roberts (R) 83, Rosile (L) 9
1998: Brownback (R) 65, Feleciano Jr. (D) 32
1996: Roberts (R) 62, Thompson (D) 34

President
2004: Bush (R) 62, Kerry (D) 37
2000: Bush (R) 58, Gore (D) 37
1996: Dole (R) 54, Clinton (D) 36

All Commentary & News Stories

- Roberts Up 20 - Politics Nation