Wednesday, November 23, 2005

How Red IS Kansas?

Yup, we always vote for Republicans for president, and registered Republicans far out number registered Democrats in Kansas. But Daily Kos has kindly posted a map that shows a very blue Midwest, including a nice, light blue Kansas. The map reports on the results of state-by-state polling, measuring President Bush's job approval rating.

According to this, Bush isn't doing too well in what should be an overwhelmingly supportive Kansas with 53 percent of those polled disapproving of his job performance and only 43 percent approving of it. The poll was done between Nov. 11 and Nov. 13. and the results were posted Nov. 17.

Conducted by SurveyUSA and sponsored in Kansas by the Wichita CBS channel, KWCH, the poll surveyed 600 voting age adults in the state. Detail on Kansas can be found here.

Is this is an accurate reading of Kansans' sentiments, then a multitude of interesting questions arise about Bush's future, and the assumptions we continue to make about Kansas politics.

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