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Kansas Governor - Brownback vs. Holland

Candidates

Sam Brownback

Sam Brownback (R)

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Tom Holland

Tom Holland (D)

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Kansas Snapshot

RCP Ranking:
2010 State Races:
Senate | KS-3

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2008:
President | KS-2
2006: Governor
2004: President | Senate | KS-3 | KS-4

Polling Data

PollDateSampleBrownback (R)Holland (D)Spread
Final Results----63.432.1Brownback +31.3
SurveyUSA10/22 - 10/26561 LV5932Brownback +27
SurveyUSA10/10 - 10/12619 LV6032Brownback +28
SurveyUSA9/14 - 9/16602 LV5932Brownback +27
SurveyUSA8/12 - 8/15588 LV6725Brownback +42
Rasmussen Reports8/4 - 8/4500 LV5734Brownback +23
Rasmussen Reports6/30 - 6/30500 LV5931Brownback +28
Rasmussen Reports5/11 - 5/11500 LV5827Brownback +31
Rasmussen Reports2/24 - 2/24500 LV5533Brownback +22

Race Analysis

While Kansas has fairly consistently voted Republican at the federal level since the end of the Great Depression, the state has elected a number of Democratic governors. In fact, no Republican has succeeded another Republican in the state since the 1960s.

In 2002, Kathleen Sebelius was able to take advantage of a longstanding split between moderate and conservative Republicans to edge into the Governor’s mansion. She then won a large victory in 2006. After she joined Barack Obama’s cabinet as Secretary of Health and Human Services, Lieutenant Governor Mark Parkinson, a former Republican, took her place. Parkinson announced that he would not run for a full term.

Republican Senator Sam Brownback will be the GOP’s nominee against state Senator Tom Holland. Brownback has led handily in the polls and, barring a major meltdown, will be the state’s next governor.